Workers Compensation. All fifty states require employers (of a certain size) to provide workers’ comp coverage for their workers. There’s also a federal layer of workers’ compensation covering many government employees. Call the Law offices of Baker Reck & Associates P.A. and finds out more about what we can do to help you get your benefits.
It is a no-fault system, designed to provide benefits to employees while protecting employers from lawsuits.
Workers’ comp benefits are typically limited to medical costs and partial compensation for lost income (generally 50 to 70 percent of pre-injury wages). Benefits normally don’t include compensation for pain and suffering. Serious injury cases may involve permanent or partial disability, resulting in a permanent stipend and/or a lump sum settlement.