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Workers’ Compensation

Tens of Millions Recovered for Clients in Nebraska and Surrounding Areas

Every seven seconds, a worker is hurt on the job. Most are denied the benefits they need to provide for their families as they recover.

Seem unfair? It is. No worker should fight the system alone.

The experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Watson & Carroll have successfully secured benefits for countless clients in Nebraska – many of whom had assumed their claim was impossible to win. Our Workers’ Compensation team is skilled at going up against large employers as well as the insurance companies, doctors, nurses, and lawyers who defend their interests.

We are in this together.

If you’re ready to fight for what’s right for you and your family, get in touch with us. The Omaha Workers Compensation lawyers at Watson & Carroll will stop at nothing to secure your right to compensation so you can focus on healing, resting, and getting back to work stronger than ever.

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HURT ON THE JOB?

This Ebook explains four basic benefits available for injured workers subject to the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act. Learn about the different aspects of workers compensation and determine if you need an attorney to help you in your case. You need to read this book if you have questions about time off work, compensation for permanent injuries, medical bills and mileage, and rehab costs.

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Why Was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

Insurance companies save millions of dollars every year by denying Workers’ Compensation claims. It’s in their best interests to deny yours, too.

Your employer could say your injury didn’t happen on the job, or claim you missed the deadline for reporting your injury. The insurance company, meanwhile, could decide that your injury isn’t serious enough to compensate.

As an employee, you need to be diligent every step of the way. That’s no easy task. Employers and insurance companies often deliberately mislead or confuse workers in their attempts to delay or deny benefits.

We have seen it all. The Workers Compensation attorneys at Watson & Carroll have a high success rate. We are here to help you, guide you, and protect you. Let’s get started.

Frequently Asked Questions About Nebraska Workers' Comp

Does it matter if I caused my own workplace accident?

No. Workers’ Compensation guarantees you benefits, even if you caused the accident and your injuries. Your accident should be covered unless you were willfully negligent, which means you intentionally caused the accident or were intoxicated at the time.

Can I get workers’ compensation and file a personal injury claim against my employer?

Not usually. When you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, you give up your legal right to sue your employer for a personal injury claim.

Do I have to tell my employer about my on-the-job accident?

Yes – and do it immediately. You must tell your employer about your workplace accident as soon as possible after it occurs. If you don’t, the insurance company could question the validity of your claim. You could also lose your right to Workers’ Compensation benefits entirely if you wait too long to tell your employer what happened.

How much of my original wages will I earn in workers’ comp benefits?

Temporary total disability benefits are set at two-thirds of wages earned in an average week. This amount is capped, though, so you might earn less than that percentage depending on how high your wages are. For any questions about your weekly benefit, contact us today.

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Do I have to see my employer’s doctor after my accident?

No. Nebraska law allows your family doctor or an immediate family member’s doctor to treat you as long as he or she treated you or your immediate family member before the accident happened.

Do I get paid money for pain and suffering?

No. Nebraska law does not allow payment for pain and suffering in Workers’ Compensation cases.

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Download Our Ebook

HURT ON THE JOB?

This Ebook explains four basic benefits available for injured workers subject to the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act. Learn about the different aspects of workers compensation and determine if you need an attorney to help you in your case. You need to read this book if you have questions about time off work, compensation for permanent injuries, medical bills and mileage, and rehab costs.

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