Have you been injured on the job? Are you out of work and unable to pay your medical bills or other monthly obligations? If so, you might be eligible for a workers' compensation claim.
Workers' compensation benefits are available for nearly every employee in the US. If you are thinking about filing a workers' compensation in your state, you should speak with a workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible.
Workers' Compensation Varies State to State
An injured California employee will have a very different claims process than those who are hurt while working in Florida. Workers' compensation varies by state. Here are just a handful of laws that are different depending on where you were injured:
- Statute of limitations.. Depending on where you work, you could have as little as 30 days or as long as six years to file a workers' compensation claim after ai injury.
- Workers' compensation eligibility. Some states require employers to have workers' compensation for just a single employee, but some states require businesses to have three or more employees.
- Damages. The actual settlement you're eligible for may vary depending on where you were hurt.
Why Work With an Attorney?
A workers' compensation attorney is licensed to take cases on a state-by-state basis, which means that your attorney can help you interpret the workers' compensation laws in your state. Your attorney can help you file your claim and give you an idea as to how much you might receive from a workers' comp settlement.
Here's a little more information on filing a workers' compensation claim in your home state:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia