Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides financial reimbursement for lost wages, medical care, and permanent disability or death while at work. Our experienced Columbia workers’ compensation attorneys can help you get on the track to recovery by representing you in your workers’ compensation case.
Workers’ compensation (also referred to as workers’ comp) is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and payment for medical expenses and permanent disabilities to employees with workplace injuries. The coverage for wages and medical benefits varies from state to state. When business owners purchase workers’ compensation insurance, they generally are protected from civil lawsuits from their employees who get a job injury.
Workers’ compensation is available to all employees for work-related illnesses, accidents, and injuries that occur in the course and scope of employment, regardless of who was at fault – whether that be the employee, employer, co-worker, a customer, or a third party.
A qualified workers’ compensation lawyer will equip you with the information and resources you need to protect your rights and recover the benefits for which you are entitled. Don’t rely on an employer or the insurance company to help you, because your best interests are not in mind.