Not All Compensation Lawyers Are the Same
What Is a Federal Workers Compensation Lawyer?
Not many people know that there are differences when it comes to a workers compensation lawyer, so we wrote this short post to explain the differences.
Most countries will have a compensation plan in place which provides for wage replacement and medical coverage to workers that have been injured or have become ill as a direct result of their job. Within the United States, each state will see to its own program. Federal employees in the United States are usually covered under one of four programs, which are: the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Program, and Black Lung Benefits Program.
Eligible federal employees that are injured or become ill as a result of their job will often be given benefits under one of the above programs. A federal workers compensation lawyer is one that will represent workers throughout the entire claims process.
The concept behind this compensation is providing financial assistance and medical treatment to employees that were injured while on the job or have become ill as a direct result of their work without requiring expensive and drawn-out litigation proceedings.
Unlike when a plaintiff must prove negligence on the part of the defendant, a workers’ compensation case is when the worker must prove their illness or injury was as a result of their job, in material if the employer was negligent or not. The federal workers’ compensation system works the same way as the state systems do; only it is specifically for federal employees. As a result, a federal workers’ compensation attorney will do much of the same work as an attorney that handles state workers’ claims.
If you have been injured or fallen ill due to your job and think that you are entitled to compensation, and if you live in or around the Ventura, CA area, then calling Injury Attorney Referral at (805) 244-5821 now is vital.