Work place injuries can be complicated. There are various areas of law that may apply to your case. They can include state workers’ compensation benefits, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rights.
Workers compensation is typically inadequate to provide for a life time of medical and economic needs
These areas of law are complicated further by various long and short term disability programs that can be private or run by State or Federal Agencies.
Workers’ compensation is a specialized area of law, and only a very small number of attorneys specialize in this kind of law. Workers’ compensation cases have their own Court system with their own Judges, procedures, hearings and rules.
Origin of Workers' Compensation Laws
Workers’ compensation laws throughout the country were created to balance the competing interests of labor and capital (wealth used in business). In most situations a workplace injury will result in a worker compensation claim. For many minor injuries the system works relatively well. Unfortunately, the workers compensation system is typically inadequate to provide what may be a life time of medical and economic need that is created by a catastrophic injury.
The lawyers at The DiCello Law Firm have been regularly called upon to help some of the most seriously injured workers fight for benefits that go far beyond what workers compensation can provide. The lawyers at The DiCello Law Firm look at corporate structure and investigate corporate and management decisions that allow for a just result not available under the workers compensation system.