Though some jobs are innately dangerous, any worker is at risk for being hurt on the job. If you are hurt at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation; workers’ compensation is an insurance program that gives financial compensation to injured workers to cover lost wages and medical bills. The best part of this program is that the hurt employee or injured contractor does not have to prove negligence by someone else. The Federal Employee’s Compensation Act (FECA) specifically provides benefits to federal employees who are injured while at work.
Common workplace injuries include falls, such as falls from ladders or falls from scaffolds, burns, broken bones, and continued stress, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. There are limits to how long you have to file a claim.
If you were hurt on the job or if a loved one was injured at work, you need a personal injury attorney that understands the emotional and physical toll that this injury took and understands the complexities of these types of cases. The attorney should be aggressive in seeking the compensation that you deserve.