Grand Island Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
The Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that there were more than 2.98 million recordable workplace injury and illness cases in 2011. Each day a worker is injured on the job, whether it is a serious burn, laceration, or straining a muscle, it happens.
Since the early 1900s when an employee is injured on the job, workers’ compensation has been available to help workers receive appropriate medical attention and lost wages. A National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey from 2010 notes that of all emergency room visitors, approximately 1.56 million people expected workers’ compensation to cover their medical expenses.
Workplace accidents and injuries happen in all industries, no matter if the individual is a farmer or administrative assistant. Further statistics from the Nebraska workers’ compensation court indicate that the court received about 45,000 injury reports between 2011 and 2012.
In Grand Island, Nebraska some of the major industries include manufacturing, farming, and the medical field. It is estimated that more than 8,900 persons are employed in manufacturing factories in Grand Island.
Although the laws vary from state-to-state most Grand Island employers are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees. Unfortunately some employers fail to provide any or inadequate compensation. In some cases an injured employer may even be denied their workers’ compensation claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident due to another individual’s negligence and are being denied compensation or not receiving enough, our experienced Grand Island workers’ compensation attorneys can help.
To get started on your Grand Island workers’ compensation claim today, fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form to your right – your information will remain completely confidential.
Grand Island Workers’ Compensation
Commonly workers’ compensation assists those who have been directly impacted by a workplace accident injury. However, those who have lost a loved one due to a fatal workplace accident or illness may also be entitled to Grand Island workers’ compensation benefits. There were a total of 39 fatal workplace injuries reported in Nebraska in 2011.
Furthermore, workers’ compensation actually provides several different types of benefits, some of which are dependent on the type of injury suffered.
Medical Benefits – Includes doctor visits, prescription medicines, and prosthesis that may be needed. Furthermore, some employers will cover an injured worker’s travel expenses to and from doctor’s appointments.
Temporary/Permanent Partial Disability – These specific benefits are based on whether the victim suffered temporary or permanent partial disability.
- Temporary Partial – Available to those who are able to return to work but unable to work the same amount of hours or in the same occupation. These benefits are available until the individual recovers or for up to 300 weeks.
- Permanent Partial – Those who have suffered a permanent debilitating injury, such as loss of limb or hearing loss, are entitled to lost wages for an extended period of time.
Temporary/Permanent Total Disability – Those who have suffered total disability may be entitled to receive two-thirds of their weekly average wage for an allotted amount of time. Furthermore, these injury victims may also be entitled to collect social security disability insurance.
Death Benefits – When an individual suffers from a fatal workplace injury or illness, their family may be entitled to benefits covering burial expenses up to $6,000. If the injured has a spouse and children, lost wage benefits may be provided until the spouse remarries, and until the children reach 19 years of age or 25 years of age if they are enrolled in an educational institute.
All benefits are subject to a maximum rate which is subject to change from year to year. As of January 2013 the maximum amount of weekly average wages was just over $720.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were five main industries that accounted for approximately 20% of all workplace injuries and illnesses which included nurses’ aides and truck drivers.
Some other dangerous occupational fields include:
- Law Enforcement
As there are many farms located in the Grand Island area it is important that workers be aware of their right to workers’ compensation should they be injured on the job. Out experienced Grand Island workers’ compensation attorneys can help you file a claim to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve.
Contact our Grand Island Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Today
No person should have to suffer from growing medical expenses and lost wages due to inadequate or denied workers’ compensation benefits. At Inkelaar Law we are dedicated to helping injury victims fight for their right to fair and just compensation.
Our attorneys are well-versed in workers’ compensation laws and will put our vast resources and experience to work for you. We proudly represent those who need comprehensive legal counsel in Grand Island, Nebraska and the surrounding areas, including:
- Central City
…and many more local towns and cities. For more information on your legal rights and how we can help you with your Grand Island workers’ compensation claim, contact us at 1-877-537-4665. One of our intake staff members will connect you with one of our attorneys best suited in handling your claim after a few preliminary questions. ¡Hablamos Español!
If you would prefer to contact us online, fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form at the top right hand corner of this page – it’s 100% FREE to submit and completely confidential.