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It Is Justice, Not Charity, Which Is Needed In The World !!!

Workers’ compensation law is a system of rules in every state designed to pay the expenses of employees who are harmed while performing job-related duties. Employees can recover lost wages, medical expenses, disability payments, and costs associated with rehabilitation and retraining. The system is administered by the state, and financed by mandatory employer contributions. Federal government employees have access to a similar program.

States have enacted workers compensation laws to replace traditional personal injury litigation, in an attempt to remove risk for both the employee and the employer. Outside of a workers’ compensation system, employees who become injured or sick as a result of their employment must file a lawsuit and prove their employer is responsible. This can result in delays, and there is a possibility the employee will lose the court case and recover nothing.

From the employer’s perspective, workers’ compensation eliminates the possibility of litigation that could lead to a large damage award. Even if the employer acts negligently and an employee is hurt or killed, the employer will only be responsible for its ordinary contributions into the system (although its rates may increase following such an incident). In essence, workers’ compensation is an insurance program, made compulsory by the government.

In exchange for the certainty it provides, the workers’ compensation system carries a price for workers and employers. Workers are barred from suing their employer or coworkers for negligence, and they stand to recover much less compensation than they might in a lawsuit. For employers, the primary drawback is the premiums charged by the state. This added payroll expense must be paid regardless of whether a workplace accident ever occurs.

Every state provides certain exceptions, allowing workers to bypass the workers’ compensation statutes and file a lawsuit for damages. These include situations in which the employer or a coworker has intentionally caused harm to the worker. Exceptions may also exist for workers injured by defective products, or exposed to toxic substances. Furthermore, workers are free to file suit against third parties, such as drivers, landowners, and subcontractors.

Despite the fact that workers’ compensation premiums account for less than 2% of the average employer’s cost of doing business, these cases can become highly contentious when employers feel workers are seeking benefits they do not deserve. The situation can easily deteriorate, rightly or wrongly, into a “matter of principle” for the employer. Injured workers facing such an obstacle may feel overmatched and vulnerable.

The best way for an employee to protect his or her rights under the workers’ compensation system is to retain legal counsel. An attorney specializing in this area of the law will be accustomed to dealing with emotionally-charged proceedings and employers who may not have their worker’s best interest in mind. Moreover, an attorney will know how to present the case in a way that maximizes the amount of money and other benefits the employee receives.

You absolutely need the Law Offices of Andrew S. Kasmer, P.C. to get the maximum amount possible in your case by negotiating with insurance companies, adjusting settlements, or fighting for your best interests in court. Always remember an insurance company will not tell you everything you need to know, as they are never on your side. Don’t forget that your employer and its insurance company have lawyers to have legal advise you are entitled to legal advise as well.

Remember, it is the insurance adjuster’s job to collect and gather information in order to DENY your case. DO NOT SPEAK WITH ANYONE, UNTIL YOU SPEAK WITH US! Rather than call the insurance company, call the Law Offices of Andrew S. Kasmer, P.C. at 703-385-1701 or on mobile phone at 703-399-5155. We are standing by to help you and protect your interests.

With offices in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. we have considerable resources and what it takes to get the job done. Contact the Law Offices of Andrew S. Kasmer, P.C. now to arrange your free consultation. We’ll come to you if you’re in too much pain to visit us.

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Kasmer, S. Andrew "U.S. Workers’ Compensation Laws – Do They Really Protect Workers From Serious Work Accidents?." U.S. Workers’ Compensation Laws – Do They Really Protect Workers From Serious Work Accidents?. 19 Jan. 2016 Isnare.com. 21 Feb. 2017 <https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1946388&ca=Career>.
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