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Workers’ Comp Lawsuits: What You Need to Survive When You Can’t Work

Getting hurt on the job is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. If you’re like most people, you care about your job and want to perform well to provide for your family and to impress your employer. When you work this hard and give a big part of your life to an employer, you deserve to be protected. If you happen to get hurt, a workers’ comp lawsuit can help you survive. Here’s what you’ll need in order to survive during that difficult time.

Money for medical expenses
Law firms like Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia LLC. will tell you, the most important thing when you’re hurt is to get the medical care you so desperately need. The first few weeks after an accident can be critical to your later recovery. Make sure you get the surgeries or other treatments necessary to correct the problem and relieve your pain. This can get expensive. Your insurance coverage may not be enough to bridge the gap. Lawsuits help you get compensation for all of your medical expenses.

Temporary disability to aid in your recovery
You might find yourself with a temporary disability. If you’ve fallen at work and damaged your back, for instance, you’ll be out of commission for a significant chunk of time. A workers’ comp lawsuit can help you reclaim your life by providing you with a temporary disability payment. Lawyers help their clients figure out this process and file the right documentation to ensure that they get paid while they’re not able to earn a steady paycheck.

Permanent disability when the injury is extremely serious
While it might be sad, there are times when one must accept the inevitability of tragedy in life. The truth is that some people are hurt so badly in accidents that they will never be able to work again. These people have a chance to get permanent disability payments from the government through SSI or other programs. You’ll need to ensure that you meet all requirements for this filing. Beyond that, you must file the paperwork and comply with the government’s conditions. Law firms help people who have been hurt file this paperwork.

A workers’ comp lawsuit can provide you with options when the world has dealt you a bad hand. Thousands of people are hurt on the job each year. They have varying levels of damage. For many, these three forms of financial assistance help them survive an otherwise difficult time.

About the Author: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her husky Snowball. You can find her on Twitter at @LizzieWeakley and on Facebook at

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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