Workers’ Compensation

The Columbia workers’ compensation attorneys at the Hines & Wilson Law Firm have been handling workers’ compensation cases for decades.  We’ve literally handled thousands of workers’ compensation cases, so we know your rights and we believe you should know them too.  If you’re in the Columbia area and have been injured in a work related accident, you may need a local, Columbia worker’s compensation attorney.

Columbia Worker's Compensation AttorneyWorkers’ compensation attorneys are specially trained attorneys who handle work related injury cases.  Work related injuries may be due to an explosion, collapse, fire, equipment failure or similar hazardous event at a construction site, mining area, industrial plant, manufacturing facility or other work site location.

Despite the implementation of many regulations, industry standards, and safety measures, accidents and injuries on the job occur all too frequently. If you are hurt on the job in the Columbia area, you most likely fall under Workers’ Compensation (“Workers’ Comp”) law, and may need a Columbia workers’ compensation attorney.

Under Workers’ Compensation law, you are entitled to:

  • Have your medical bills paid,
  • Receive a portion of your wages while you are off work due to the injury, and
  • Collect a lump sum payment for the disability left after your medical care ends.

Workers’ Compensation often does not always cover all costs generated by the injuries and damages sustained by victims of accidents at work. It also does not always allow you to file a civil lawsuit, and may limit your recovery to a preset amount based on your disability.

While this recovery of benefits may be limited, you do not have to prove that your employer is at fault.

If you are injured on the job:

  • Notify your supervisor immediately.
  • Make sure that an accident report is filed with the appropriate personnel of your employer.
  • Report your injuries in detail as they become more problematic at a later date and failing to report them may hinder your claim.
  • If you need medical attention, request it when you file your report with your employer.
  • Keep copies of all accident reports and medical records.

If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, please contact the Hines & Wilson Law firm today at (573) 443-4500.  We’re reliable, local Columbia workers’ compensation attorneys.  As there are certain time limits for all injury claims, it’s not wise to wait.  Call today.