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How do I know if I have a workers’ compensation case?

| May 19, 2021 | Firm News

Workers’ Compensation benefits are a system of laws that guarantee the rights of an injured employee. One of the most frequent questions an employee has when they suffer an accident or injury is whether their case qualifies to claim Workers’ Compensation benefits. The answer is always that if your injury, accident, or illness is “work-related” and you required medical attention or time away from work to recover, you likely have a viable workers’ compensation case.

Some cases may seem confusing, especially if the injury was not on company premises, but the important thing is to analyze whether it occurred during the course of your employment. In these cases, attorneys must clearly demonstrate and with evidence that the accident was caused by the employee doing something for the benefit of his employer, despite not having happened in the workplace. As a result, they were injured or fell ill.

To be eligible for workers’ compensation, the employee must meet the following conditions:

  • They must be an employee.
  • Their injury or illness must be work-related.
  • Their employer must have workers’ compensation insurance.
  • Their work must be the type that is covered by workers’ compensation.

If you are unsure, call the Velilla Law Firm to discuss the details of your situation. Your first consultation is free, so there is no risk.

We invite you to contact us if you have suffered an injury, accident, or illness due to a work-related activity. We will gladly guide you through the legal process to make an effective claim for benefits that will compensate you for your injury financially or medically. Remember that on many occasions, both the employer or the insurers will resist complying with their duties to the employee. For this reason, it is ideal to have the support of lawyers specialized in Workers’ Compensation.