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Areas of Practice

Workers’ Compensation Law   

Workers compensation laws are intended to provide employees with certain benefits when an injury is sustained in the course of employment.  Most companies are required by law to carry workers compensation insurance; thus, for any practical purpose, all workers should be covered.  Benefits, in some cases, include payment or reimbursement of your medical bills, temporary total disability benefits while you can’t work, permanent partial disability benefits, and/or total disability benefits.

The Thurman Law Firm will protect your rights and the rights of your family.  When you suffer an injury while working for your employer, you have the right to seek worker compensation benefits.  To increase the likelihood of securing adequate benefits needed to replace lost wages, it is best to work with a knowledgeable, educated, and experienced workers’ compensation attorney.  Work laws were created to guarantee fixed or permanent monetary awards to employees injured or disabled while on the job, eliminating the need for litigation. Unfortunately, some companies and private employers undermine these laws and attempt to pay less than the adequate amount of money to those who can no longer work due to their work injuries.  Therefore, if you have been injured on the job, or if you are awaiting compensation benefits, or if the insurance company is attempting to limit or deny your benefits, or if you have a claim against your employer, you need an aggressive advocate who knows the law and will fight for your rights to ensure you get the appropriate settlement or award allowed.

Workplace accidents can be as varied as workplaces themselves.  Disputes often arise regarding the nature and severity of your injury or whether or not the injury has an impact on your ability to perform your employment duties.  Issues such as these can potentially lead to a denial of benefits or an insufficient amount being paid to you.  Attorneys at the Thurman Law Firm are dedicated to helping you secure the benefits you desperately need and are entitled to by law. Our workplace accident attorneys have successfully assisted workers from a variety of fields including office workers, field technicians, construction workers, manual laborers, maintenance staff, and delivery drivers.  Any injury or illness that occurs due to employment is considered a workers’ compensation injury, while traveling on business, performing a work-related errand, attending a required business-related social function, or even while on a break or using restroom facilities.  Some common types of workers’ compensation injures are:

  • Back problems/pain
  • Broken/fractured bones
  • Burns
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Grip loss
  • Hand injuries
  • Headaches
  • Heart attacks
  • Hypertension
  • Knee problems/injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Scars above the neck
  • Shoulder pain
  • Wrist injuries

From the moment you contact the Thurman Law Firm, until the hour your case is concluded, you will receive personal and immediate attention from our attorneys, paralegals, and support staff members.  We will work tenaciously to ensure the compensation to which you are entitled is justly awarded in the appropriate amount.  We investigate and analyze the facts of your case exploring every possible opportunity to obtain compensation that may be warranted or that may be available.  We represent individuals and families, not insurance companies, and we understand our client’s needs and fears when facing a life altering injury.

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