Workers Compensation Attorneys
Workers compensation was the first form of social insurance introduced in the United States. The first laws were established in 1908 to help federal civilian employees whose jobs required they participate in hazardous work. For more than 100 years now, workplace safety regulations, modern insurance providers, and on the job injury laws have evolved creating the complex system we know today.
In addition to understanding the nuances of workers’ compensation law in general, Bassett Law Firm has experienced attorneys that are familiar with particular state laws. While Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri have their similarities, our breadth of experience representing employees in each of these states, allows us to provide unique perspective and clear counsel to our clients.
Workers’ compensation attorneys fight to ensure that if an accident occurs in the workplace to an employee, the employee will be compensated. Laws have been put into place protecting injured individuals with wage replacement and medical benefits. Since 1949, every state has enacted a workers’ compensation law to aid employees who have been injured on the job.
Workers’ compensation cases can be cumbersome and oftentimes misconstrued. The Bassett Law Firm understands these types of cases and they serve clients all throughout Northwest Arkansas.
Employees Injured On The Job
Whether you are currently trying to navigate the challenges of an existing workers’ compensation claim or have just recently been injured on the job, a Bassett Law Firm workers’ compensation attorney is prepared to represent your interests in pursuit of compensation ad rem.
According to the Bureau Of Labor, a few of the common injuries that lead to workers’ compensation claims include:
- Fall To Lower Level
- Heavy Machinery Accidents
- Repetitive Motion
- Slip and Falls
- Struck By Object
- Struck Against An Object
- Vehicle Accidents (Highway)
Despite government safety initiatives and efforts by employers to educate and train employees, on-the-job accidents do still occur. Workers’ compensation benefits could potentially include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation services
- Death benefits
In most cases, if your employer has at least one paid employee, they are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance. If you or someone you love has been involved in an injury or fatal accident on the job, don’t hesitate to contact Bassett Law Firm today. Let’s talk about how we can help with your claim.
Your chances of receiving the full benefits of your workers’ compensation greatly increase with the help of a dedicated attorney. Bassett Law Firm workers’ compensation attorneys are prepared to help you gather pertinent documentation, medical records, eyewitness testimony, safety reports, and any other evidence needed to substantiate and support your claim.
Multiple Factors of Worker’s Compensation
When dealing with a workers’ compensation case, many factors need to be kept in mind. Fraud has been apparent for decades by both parties in these cases. Employees have been known to fake injuries in order to receive free medical care. They have also been known to exaggerate their injuries in order to receive this insurance-based benefit. Employer stating workers are paid less than they actually are in order for them to obtain less money than what they are required to by law is common, as well. Employees believe they are covered and protected under workers’ compensation, but they actually are not.
Individual State Regulation Nuances
Laws and regulations vary widely from state to state. The state of Missouri’s regulations claim that any company with five or more employees, including full and part-time, seasonal and temporary employees, must have workers’ compensation insurance. It also states that if the company is a construction company, every employee regardless of the size of the company must be covered, while the state of Arkansas argues for workers’ compensation insurance for companies of three or more. In the state of Oklahoma, all companies must provide workers’ compensation, regardless of size. Insurance is mandatory and there are no waivers to this law in the state of Oklahoma.
Workers’ Compensation Help In Arkansas, Oklahoma, And Missouri
In addition to helping you pursue appropriate workers’ compensation benefits, our team is prepared to help discover whether third party liability and further compensation are at stake. The primary and ultimate objective of Bassett Law Firm LLP is to provide our clients with quality legal representation. We are proud of our reputation for providing cost-effectively delivering services, understanding our clients’ expectations and pursuing the best possible results for our clients.
Call (479) 521-9996 or contact us online anytime to schedule an appointment to share your case with us.