If you experience a work-related injury, you have rights. It’s important to know and understand these rights—so you can make sure that you are treated fairly and get the compensation you need and deserve.
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that covers employees who suffer a work-related injury. But what about injuries caused in a car accident? Does workers’ compensation cover this situation?
The workers’ compensation system is something of a compromise between a business and its employees. In exchange for providing insurance that covers you in the event of injury or work-related illness, you are prohibited from suing your employer (in most cases).
While everyone else runs away from a burning building, firefighters run toward it. Firefighters have one of the toughest jobs out there: it’s a job characterized by danger and injury, where dozens of firefighters are killed and thousands are injured each year.
Every year, many legitimate workers’ compensation claims are denied—leaving injured workers without the money they need to pay their medical bills and support themselves.
The so-called “gig economy” is booming right now: the number of people working a freelance gig—a job that typically pays by the hour and doesn’t include a 401k, health insurance, or other benefits—is at an all-time high. A survey done by the Pew Research Center found that 24 percent of Americans earned money in 2015 through some kind of freelance work—whether it was driving for Uber or freelance web design.
The law is not set in stone: it is ever-changing, with new laws enacted and old ones struck down every day. For lawyers, this is part of the challenge and satisfaction of practicing law. For the people seeking a lawyer’s help, however, a new law can bring worry. How will it effect their case?