You may not know where to turn after an accident at work. Don't blindly trust that you're getting the compensation you are entitled to.
A workers’ compensation case starts immediately when the injury on the job occurs. Notice is an important element to a workers’ compensation claim. An employee must notify their employer of the injury in a timely fashion, meaning as soon as possible. After being notified that an injury has occurred, the employer is required to file a “first report of injury."
An employee also needs to be aware that they may or may not be able to choose the doctor that they want to treat their injury. If it is not possible to settle the claim, a Petition is filed with the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court and Discovery begins.
Discovery is used by both the Plaintiff and the Defendant to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a case and often includes interrogatories, requests for production, and depositions.
The case will eventually be scheduled for trial and the outcome of that trial will depend in large part upon how well the case was developed from start to finish. This is why it is so important to retain an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as early in the game as possible.
If you have been injured at work in Nebraska, you have a statutory right to file a workers’ compensation claim. At Hartman-Nelson Law we have broad knowledge of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act and can help guide you through the often complicated and complex process of pursuing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.
Your employer's workers’ compensation insurance carrier will assign an adjuster or hire outside counsel to try and discount your claim for benefits or avoid paying those benefits altogether by saying that your accident was not work-related, that your injury is as a result of a pre-existing condition or that you were willfully negligent and that caused your injury.
Hartman-Nelson Law offers a free, no obligation, initial consultation to discuss your claim. If you have been injured and have not yet retained an attorney, please call (402) 933-7529, or e-mail Hartman-Nelson Law now.
• Head injuries
• Neck injuries
• Back injuries
• Shoulder and arm injuries
• Knee injuries
• Ankle injuries
• Repetitive trauma injuries
When you have an accident at work, it is important to know your rights! Turn to the experienced professionals at our firm to provide the help you need. We can also provide representation for your personal injury cases.
Representing injured workers in the Omaha Metro area, including Millard, Papillion, Bellevue, LaVista, Elkhorn, and Gretna.
Staci Hartman-Nelson lives in the Omaha Metro area and represents injured workers across the entire state of Nebraska.
The information listed below is for general purpose only and is not to be considered legal advice. Because laws vary from state to state, and every situation is different, this information is not meant to replace the advice of an attorney.