Every year, hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers suffer injuries on the job with strains and sprains, cuts and punctures, bruises, inflammation and fractures being among the most commonly reported. While these types of injuries may not be life-threatening, they are painful and, if not promptly diagnosed and treated, can become more serious and result in a worker suffering permanent damage.
No one heads to work in the morning thinking they will be the victim of a workplace accident or suffer job-related injuries. However, every year millions of workers throughout the U.S. suffer painful injuries at work that result in significant personal and financial losses.
Workers compensation exists to compensate workers for injuries they receive on the job, both in terms of payment for medical care and in pay for missed work due to the injury. There may be additional compensation for particular injuries, such as to hands, feet, hearing, sight or visible areas of the body. However, employers often deny claims of workers compensation. In such cases, you need the services of a Lancaster workers compensation attorney if you are to have hope of prevailing.