Why Is Workers' Compensation So Important To Have?
Have you been injured in a workplace accident? If so, you may have many questions, and that’s understandable. Being injured in an accident can change your life suddenly. Depending upon the severity of your injury you may be unable to work or enjoy many of your normal activities of daily life. It can be stressful to wonder how you will treat your injury, take the necessary time to rest and recover, and still provide for yourself and your family.
While being injured at work is certainly unfortunate, one fortunate aspect is that today, many employers have workers' compensation coverage. This is coverage specifically designed to provide for the treatment of workplace injuries and to compensate employees for the effects of those injuries and the time missed from work as a result.
We are often asked why it is so important for companies to have workers’ compensation coverage. It’s a good question to ask. There are many reasons, only a few of which include:
- Workers’ compensation helps injured workers return to work as soon as possible: In any situation involving an injury, one of the most important steps to take first is seeking necessary medical treatment. Unfortunately, in many cases, the cost of seeking medical treatment can often prevent many people from seeking the care that they need. When an employer has workers’ compensation, the process of seeking and receiving medical care is much easier, and the reassurance that employers will cover payment of bills related to the work injury can be a source of significant stress relief for many employees. The ultimate result of this is that employees can receive the necessary care that they need, so they can heal and return to work as soon as possible.
- Workers’ compensation reduces the likelihood of expensive and time-consuming lawsuits after an accident: Prior to the time that workers’ compensation existed, employers were often sued directly for damages associated with employee injuries. As is often the case with lawsuits, these cases could be stressful, time-consuming, and quite costly – and the results were often unsatisfactory to both parties. After workers’ compensation was implemented, there was a system in place that streamlined the process of seeking treatment for workplace injuries and helped to ensure that workers received the financial compensation they needed with far fewer legal hoops to jump through.
- Workers’ compensation helps to ensure a safer workplace for all: As noted, the creation of a workers’ compensation system meant that employers have generally been able to save money on costly, protracted lawsuits filed by injured employees. In many cases, employers can take those savings and reinvest them into the business by making workplaces safer and more efficient for all employees.
Ultimately, workers' compensation has many benefits for employees and employers as well.If you have sustained a workplace injury and your employer has workers’ compensation coverage, you may be entitled to file and pursue a claim for benefits. In some cases, pursuing benefits is a smooth and fairly stress-free process, but in other cases, it can be complicated. That’s why you need a team of attorneys on your side that knows and understands the workers’ compensation process.
RODEN LAW – YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS
Being injured at work can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, to say the least. While you’re focused on treating your injury and healing so you can move forward, the last thing you need is stress and worry about how you’ll handle your workers’ compensation claim. That’s why you should entrust your claim to the talented and dedicated team of workers’ compensation attorneys at Roden Law.
At Roden Law, we understand every aspect of workers’ compensation law, and we know the best legal strategies to pursue on your behalf. Instead of worrying about how you will effectively pursue your claim and pay your bills, you should be focused on recovering from your injuries, returning to work if possible, and moving forward with your life. You want to turn the page and move on toward a better and brighter chapter ahead. We’re here to help you do that. If you’re ready to get started, give us a call. We look forward to speaking with you soon.