Workers’ compensation law requires most employers to provide benefits to eligible employees who have injuries arising out of and in the course of their employment. While the definition of “injury” varies from state to state, the term “injury” broadly includes any health impairment other than the normal building up and tearing down of body tissues. Generally, the health impairment must be as a result of the person’s employment activities. Certain diseases and hearing losses can also be considered an “injury” if they are a result of the employment activities or exposures of the employee.
Our lawyers assist in recovering compensation and benefits for employees who have sustained injuries or occupational illnesses as a result of their employment. Our workers’ compensation lawyers will guide the injured employee through the system, including arbitration, mediation, and litigation of the employee’s claims. Workers’ compensation injuries include slip and fall accidents, repetitive stress injuries (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome), overuse injuries, cumulative injuries, all bodily injuries (e.g. vision, hearing, extremities, joints, muscles, back, neck, head), car accidents, construction accidents, work-related deaths, occupational illness/disease, and all other on-the-job injuries.