Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job at no cost to the employee. These benefits can include weekly cash compensation and medical care. Alternatively, an employer may offer a lump sum settlement in exchange for an agreement to not pursue any further reimbursement for medical costs or other workers’ compensation benefits.
One of the most common work-place related injuries occur from slips, trips and falls. They account for one third of all personal injuries in the workplace and are a top cause of workers’ compensation claims. The types of injuries incurred from slips, trips and falls include head and back injuries, broken bones, cuts and lacerations, sprains and pulled muscles. Another highly common cause of injury at the workplace is overexertion typically due to heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing. Other exertions can include bending, crawling, reaching, twisting, climbing, stepping, kneeling, sitting, standing or even excessive walking, all of which can lead to mild to severe health problems.
Every year, thousands of people get hurt on the job, and unfortunately, many things can happen to jeopardize an employee’s right to collect the compensation he or she deserves. If you’ve been injured on the job, let Karasik Law Group help you get the compensation and treatment you deserve. We will help you navigate through the stressful process of filing a workers’ compensation claim and understanding workers compensation benefits. Call us today for your free consultation: 718-502-9112.