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If you are an employee and have been injured or become ill as a result of the work that you do for a living, the law says that you are entitled to receive certain benefits via the workers' compensation system. Unfortunately, most injured workers get their information about the law directly from their employers — people who, for whatever reason, may not be the best sources for information on this topic.
For honest and direct answers to your questions about workers' compensation benefits or to find out how our experience can help you to make your claim, contact us and talk to an attorney today.
At Ormond Romano, we represent clients from all walks of life — office clerks, construction workers, nurses, and truck drivers included — and help them to obtain the workers' compensation benefits they are entitled to. Common job injury cases include:
» Eye injury and vision loss
» Back Injuries
» Broken Bones
» Repetitive trauma injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome)
» Rotator cuff injuries
Who pays for your medical bills and lost wages? Generally, claims will be accepted and paid, or else rejected, by your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier. Damages that you may be eligible to receive include payments for 100 percent of your medical expenses related to the injury, 75 percent of your weekly net pay (up to specified limits), permanent partial disabilities, permanent total disability, job retraining, and in the most serious cases, survivors' death benefits.
You should also know that if your employer does not carry workers' compensation insurance and was negligent in causing the accident, you can bring a civil suit against them to recover fair, just, and reasonable compensation for your injuries. Likewise, if your injuries were caused by the negligence of someone other than a co-employee or your employer, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against them as well.
At Ormond Romano we provide a professional office environment where the entire staff is helpful and where we do our best to provide you with honest answers and information that will empower you to make good legal decisions concerning your case.
If you or someone you know is injured at work, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up free initial consultation. We will provide you with a detailed evaluation at no cost to you. For your convenience, our office is open evenings and weekends by appointment.
There is no charge to you if we do not make a recovery on your behalf.