Understanding Workers Compensation
Posted By The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service || 31-Oct-2012
What is workers compensation you may ask? It is considered to be how an employer is able to offer a means of insurance and protection to their employees in the event that they are injured during their time as an employee. Specifically this is intended to be a cushion to those who have been injured while actually on the job, and this can happen in a variety of situations. For example, if there is a construction worker who loses a finger when working with tools, or a worker that inhales chemicals and is diagnosed with a serious illness, the list goes on. Work injuries happen all too often, generally because of simple mistakes or lack of proper planning on behalf of the employer for proper safety.
Despite the commonality of work injuries, a majority of the companies in America abide by the laws and regulations to help their employees in the event an accident does happen. The purpose of workers compensation is to help those who have received on the job injuries and to offer them financial assistance, with the main goal of avoiding a lawsuit for the injury. According to the Federal Employment Compensation Act, monetary assistance is offered to only those who are disabled and therefore unable to perform their daily tasks, or killed, when on the job.
While many places of employment do tend to offer financial assistance when disabled or killed, there are many situations in which individuals or families do not receive the help that they deserve, if any at all. Workers compensation is a difficult thing to go through, and in the end many people don’t receive enough to actually sustain their family in the midst of the injury or loss. As a result of events like this, The Federal Practice Group is committed to helping employees all over the country fight for the compensation that they deserve when involved in a workplace injury. Contact us today to discuss your situation and to learn more about fighting for what you deserve, we want to help you!