Who Is Entitled To Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is available to most people who have suffered an on-the-job injury. Even if you are working through a staffing agency or employee leasing service. Even if you are a contractor. Even if you are being paid cash. Even if you are an undocumented immigrant. Even if your employer was not to blame for the work accident. Even if you were at fault.
We Can Help You Get The Benefits You Need
If you or a loved one has been injured at work, you may be asking, “Who is entitled to workers’ compensation?” Our attorneys have the answer. At The Accident Law Group, P.A., we are focused on helping injured people. We understand how the workers’ compensation system works. We can quickly determine whether or not you are eligible.
One of the first questions we will ask you is, “Who gives you your paycheck?” This is important, particularly for temp workers and other nonstandard employees, because it helps us determine whom to file the workers’ compensation claim with. It may not be the company that you are actually doing work for.
Who Is Not Eligible For Workers’ Compensation?
There are very few situations in which you would not be eligible for workers’ compensation after being hurt in a workplace accident. One example is if the employer has three or fewer employees. Those employers are not required to have workers’ compensation insurance. However, even in those cases, there may be options.
The bottom line is this: If you or someone you care about has been hurt at work, talk to an experienced lawyer at our Coral Gables law firm. Even if you have already filed your claim and it has been denied, we may still be able to help you get the benefits you need.
All workers’ compensation cases are handled on a contingency basis. That means you are only required to pay if we are successful in getting you compensation.