Worker Compensation Settlements | Worker Compensation Lawyer

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Worker Compensation Lawyers specialize in obtaining favorable settlements or judgments in behalf of workers who have been injured on the job and are due legal compensation under the workers compensation laws of the United States.

Today there are over 105 million workers employed in the US by some 7 million employers. Despite these huge numbers, workplace safety has generally improved over the last 30 years. Through the efforts of industry and government agencies such as the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), along with passage of the Workers' Compensation Act, American workers are better protected than ever before.

Despite these advances, there were nearly 6 million occupational injuries and illnesses among U.S. workers in 1999 alone. Put differently, 6 out of every 100 workers experienced a serious job-related injury or illness. 6,023 of these workers actually died on the job.

Some employers still use shoddy equipment, practice poor safety procedures and fail to provide their employees proper training. In addition, other non-physical workplace injuries such as sexual harassment and racial discrimination are receiving increased attention. You work hard for your employer. In turn, your employer should work hard to see that you are treated with the dignity and respect that you deserve.

If you as a worker have recently experienced a workplace injury as the result of negligent or deficient safety practices of your employer ,or are having difficulty in processing a claim, it could be very important for you to contact a Worker Compensation Lawyer who can help you to obtain the legal compensation due to you by law. However, because each state has Statutes of Limitation that govern time limits within which you must commence a claim, it is important to do this soon after the injury occurs.

Worker compensation lawyers associated with will evaluate your case free of charge and in complete confidentiality. In addition, you will not pay any fees or costs unless your attorney recovers a claim in your behalf or a settlement is reached. Please click on the free Ask An Attorney button to take advantage of this valuable legal service.

View sub-topics on this page to learn more about some specific workplace injuries and their elegibility for a worker compensation settlement.

See Also

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  2. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  3. Construction Industry
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  6. McWane Inc.
  7. Military Hazards & Accidents
  8. Mining & Oil Field Accidents
  9. Popcorn Plant Workers
  10. Racial Discrimination: Overview
  11. Railroad Workers & The Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA)
  12. Semiconductor Industry
  13. Sexual Harassment: Overview
  14. Tobacco Field Workers: Overview
  15. Unpaid Overtime
  16. Welding Rods
  17. Workers' Compensation: Overview
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  19. Pulmonary Fibrosis: Overview
  20. Workplace Injuries: Frequently Asked Questions
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