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What is Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation is a benefits system that covers you as an employee if you are injured at work. You do not need to show that your employer was at fault for the injury. The only requirements are you are an employee and you were injured at work A work injury includes the following types of injuries:

  • Specific Injury
  • Cumulative trauma (injury from performing repetitive work)
  • psychological injury
  • work place harassment
  • exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Work Related Disease
  • Work Related Death
  • Catastrophic Work Injury

Through workers’ compensation you are entitled to receive medical treatment and temporary disability payments while recovering from your injuries. Once you are released from cared by your doctor you may be entitled to receive compensation through a settlement agreement for your injury. To apply for workers’ compensation you need to report your injury to your employer who is required to give you a claim form to complete and  If your employer does not provide a claim form and send you to the doctor the Scott Law Firm can assist you in getting your benefits.

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