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How Legal Representation Can Help With a Work Injury
If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. These benefits can include medical expenses, lost wages, and death benefits.
If you have been injured on the job, it is important to seek legal representation. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you understand your rights and fight for the benefits you deserve.
What Can a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Do for You?
A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you with the following:
Why Is It Important to Have Legal Representation?
There are a number of reasons why it is important to have legal representation if you have been injured on the job. First, the workers’ compensation system can be complex. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and navigate the system. Second, your employer may try to deny your claim or offer you a lower settlement than you deserve. A lawyer can help you fight for the benefits you deserve. Third, if your case goes to court, a lawyer can represent you and fight for your rights.
If you have been injured on the job, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you understand your rights and fight for the benefits you deserve.
Here are some additional tips for getting help with a work injury:
Recently, it was announced that the state dismissed a lawsuit filed by an Irvington School Board teacher against the local school district. The lawsuit was filed by a special education teacher who claimed she sustained grievous injuries in an attacking leveled by one of her students several years ago. Special education students are often bused into Irvington School District in an effort to improve the education of children with special needs. Often, these students are prone to expressing extreme outrage and temper tantrums that place both students and staff at risk.
According to documents that were filed, that is exactly what happened to this special education teacher. The teacher claimed that she suffered an elbow injury at the hands of one of her students. According to her, this injury caused not only physical distress but also emotional and psychological trauma as well. The lawsuit claimed that the school district was liable for her injuries and was seeking compensation for the trauma she endured.
In extensive court filings, which included emails between this teacher and the school board, the teacher warned the school district about the temper tantrums this student was prone to expressing. The teacher also expressed fear for both the safety of staff and students because of this one student’s emotional lability. She claims that, despite the extensive email warnings, the school failed to take sufficient action to protect its students and staff from harm.
In contrast, the school district attorney claimed that the district was not liable for the injuries and further distress suffered by the teacher because the injuries and any complications stemming from the injury were related to work. Therefore, they were covered under the worker’s compensation agreements and statutes that this teacher presumably sought. In his decision, the state Supreme Court judge expressed his agreement with the argument put forth by the school district, saying the case was not properly before the court and would be dismissed.
The legal counsel for the teacher expressed his disappointment. He stated that he had hoped the court would see the case his way but that he was not done yet. He was discussing other options with his client, who continues her pursuit of compensation.