A Workplace Injury Should Be Covered by Workers' Compensation Insurance
The State of Nebraska requires all companies employing "one or more employees in the regular trade, business, profession or vocation of the employer" to carry workers' compensation insurance. With a very few exceptions, this means that virtually everyone employed in the state is covered by this insurance if he or she is injured due to an accident or an occupational issue and he or she was not behaving negligently.
Workers' compensation covers medical bills and lost wages if you are injured as a result of an accident arising out of and in the course of your employment. If you are disabled and cannot work or cannot continue to do the same kind of work or work the same amount of hours you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and vocational rehabilitation to return you to suitable employment. In Nebraska, like all other states, workers' compensation is your sole right remedy against your employer. Those injuries may include:
- A serious accident while working, causing catastrophic injury
- An accident causing the loss of one or more limbs
- Loss of your sight or hearing
- An occupational disease or disability such as carpal tunnel syndrome or asbestosis
Depending on the circumstances of your accident or injury, you may also have a case against another party, known as a third-party claim, such as a negligent driver, subcontractor or manufacturer of a product you used during your employment.
Our Omaha and Sarpy County workers' compensation attorneys have years of experience in maximizing your benefits and getting you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 800-681-7198 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
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Because we are a smaller law firm, our lawyers offer a more personal approach, examining your case from every angle and applying all of our energy and creativity to getting you the best results.
We have taken on cases that other law firms won't touch and been successful. We pride ourselves on fighting for our clients' rights and making sure that they are taken care of through workers' compensation.