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January 12, 2021

Does Workers’ Compensation Coverage Vary Based on a Worker’s Age?

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If you’ve been injured on the job or made ill by your working conditions, you likely have any number of questions related to your eligibility and potential award under the workers’ compensation system. This is understandable, as our society doesn’t spend a lot of time or energy educating workers about their rights in the event that they are injured or made ill on the job. Thankfully, you don’t have to navigate the workers’ compensation process alone. Experienced workers’ compensation attorneys who devote their lives to assisting injured workers are always available to answer your questions, assess your case, and assist you with securing a fairly valued workers’ compensation award and/or exploring alternative legal options to ensure that you receive any compensation to which you are entitled.

It’s important to understand that scheduling a consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney is always a confidential and risk-free process. Attending a consultation with a lawyer doesn’t obligate you to file a workers’ comp claim, take other kinds of legal action, or even to work with that lawyer moving forward. The consultation process is designed to ensure that those who may be in need of legal assistance are able to explore their options without any pressure whatsoever. As a result, you have nothing to lose by scheduling a consultation. However, depending on the nature of your situation, you may have much to gain by seeking legal assistance at this time. For starters, you can use this opportunity to ask as many questions as you may have about the workers’ compensation process and/or the potential benefits of securing legal counsel to represent your interests as you work towards securing a fairly valued benefits award.

Workers’ Compensation – Coverage and Eligibility Issues

Although most workers are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in the event that they’re hurt or made ill while performing work-related activities, there are some exceptions to this general eligibility rule. It doesn’t matter how old a worker is or, for the most part, what their job is. In most states, it doesn’t matter what a workers’ immigration status is. Unless you work in one of a few specialized industries (maritime, railroad work, etc.), you’re an independent contractor, or you engineered the accident that caused your harm so that you could collect benefits, you should be able to file a workers’ compensation claim successfully. With that said, there are a few other exceptions to the general eligibility rule, so it’s a good idea to speak with a work injury lawyer, like from Hickey & Turim, P.C., before beginning the benefits request process.

Legal Assistance Is Available

If you’ve been injured or made ill while performing work-related activities, please schedule a consultation with a law firm today. Once we learn about your unique situation, we’ll be able to advise you of your eligibility for workers’ compensation and the potential “value” of your case in re: workers’ compensation and/or personal injury actions. A law firm takes great pride in representing the interests of injured workers. 

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