Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Omaha
When work-related injuries happen, the team at Aaron Brown Injury Law in Omaha will be behind you to help you get the proper compensation you’re due. Having represented hundreds of individuals who’ve been hurt on the job, we’ll fight the insurance companies to ensure they pay you exactly what you deserve for your injuries while you get back on your feet.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
It’s easy to assume that workers’ compensation is just getting paid while away from work due to an injury, but there’s more to it than that. In the state of Nebraska, there are different factors that workers need to know regarding what qualifies individuals to receive repayment and how much.
What Injuries Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
We’re fortunate in the state of Nebraska as most injuries sustained while on the job are covered by workers’ compensation. Injuries sustained can include:
- Slips and falls
- Back injuries from lifting
- Car accident injuries sustained while working
- Head and neck injuries
How Do You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?
Thanks to the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act, any employee – with few exceptions – who is injured while on the job is legally entitled to receive compensation from their employer. For the team at Aaron Brown Injury Law to determine if your injuries should be covered, we first have to review all the facts of your case. We’ll walk back through what led to your injury and help you to file your claim showing the amount of compensation you deserve. Keep in mind that even if you’ve had prior injuries or problems at work, it doesn’t mean workers’ compensation should deny your claim.
What Are the Benefits of Workers’ Compensation in Nebraska?
If you’ve been injured, it’s important to know what will be covered in the event of having to miss time from work. In the state of Nebraska, workers’ compensation will cover past and future medical care, past and future lost wages, and permanent impairment:
Past & Future Medical Care
While recovering from your injuries, workers’ compensation should cover 100% of medical care immediately. The team at Aaron Brown Injury Law will always fight to ensure that the future costs of medical services, such as hospital stays, prosthetics, prescriptions, and other supplies, are covered.
Past & Future Lost Wages
We understand that even when you’re away from work, bills don’t stop needing to be paid. We’ll fight to help you regain lost wages from the time you’ve missed, as well as future wage loss due to your injury keeping you from working.
If you sustain an injury that leaves you with a permanent impairment or greatly restricts your abilities, you are owed additional money and potentially job retraining should you not be able to return to work.
What to Do After Sustaining a Workplace Injury
If you’ve been injured at work, it’s best to report your injury, go see your family doctor and contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney:
Report your injury as soon as possible. You need to tell your employer if you’ve been injured as quickly as you can. Both you and your employer may be required to fill out an injury report, so doing such when it’s fresh in your mind is best.
Go see your family doctor. It’s important that you see a doctor that knows you and not one recommended by your employer or an insurance company. Get any referrals and opinions you need while keeping track of all accrued medical costs and time missed.
Contact Aaron Brown Injury Law.
Once you’ve filled out a report and have been examined by your doctor, contact our team to ensure you receive all the benefits you are owed. We’re ready to fight for you as soon as you need.