We Help Injured Workers Get The Funds They Need
Anyone can sustain an injury while doing their job. Then suddenly they are facing time missed from work and a pile of medical bills, and are unsure of what to do. Whether you are a construction worker dealing with heavy equipment or someone who works in an office, your employer is probably required to provide workers’ compensation benefits.
At McTeague Higbee in Topsham, Maine, we have helped injured workers recover the funds they need for more than 40 years. We give them a voice, ensuring employers fulfill their duty to provide compensation benefits. If you have been injured in the course of your employment, talk to an attorney right away to learn how workers’ compensation can help you.
What Injuries Are Covered By Workers’ Comp?
Workers’ compensation covers a broad range of workplace injuries, including those caused by an employee’s carelessness. If an employer fails to keep up safety measures and an employee gets hurt, they could be liable. Workers’ comp can also be claimed for repetitive stress injuries, where a worker develops an injury from performing the same task repeatedly for a long period of time.
The main limitation is injuries that are self-inflicted, meaning the employee was violating company policy or breaking the law when they were injured. Benefits may also be limited if an employee has drugs or alcohol in their system at the time of the accident.
What Expenses Are Covered?
Benefits from workers’ compensation can help you cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Retraining costs
There are also benefits available for permanent injuries as well as compensation for the families of workers who are killed in their line of work.
Call Today To Learn More
To take advantage of our free consultations, contact the firm online or call 800-210-8740 and request an appointment. In your consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to sit down with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer who can outline the options for your case.