Compensation for on-the-job injuries is a fundamental right for workers in Delaware and across the country.
More than 100 years ago, as the growth of factory work sparked a dramatic rise in workplace accidents, American workers and their employers struck a deal: employees would give up their right to sue their employer for unlimited damages for work injuries, and in return, businesses would cover their employees’ medical expenses when they got hurt on the job.
That compromise resulted in the modern workers’ compensation system. Today, companies in Delaware and the majority of other states are required to carry insurance that will support their workers in the event that they suffer a workplace injury, meaning that when you are hurt in the course and scope of employment, you are most likely entitled to compensation for your medical bills, a percentage of wages lost during your recovery and a series of other expenses related to your injury.
Unfortunately, employers don't always hold up their end of the bargain.
In an effort to cut costs, some companies simply do not purchase the workers’ compensation insurance that is required by law, leaving you without options when you are hurt on the job. Others may block your attempt to file a workers’ comp claim, or retaliate when you report an injury with dismissal or the threat of firing.
Here are some other common issues that you could encounter with your workers' comp claim:
The employer denies that there was an injury.
The carrier stops paying benefits prematurely.
The carrier attempts to terminate benefits.
The carrier refuses to reimburse medical costs.
The employer invades the claimant's privacy.
The employer refuses to pay mileage reimbursement.
The employer refuses to pay permanency or disfigurement benefits.
With all of these forces working against you, it's easy to feel pretty helpless when you get hurt on the job. That's where we come in...
Our attorneys are here to level the playing field.
You stand a much better chance of getting the compensation you deserve with an experienced legal team on your side. Kimmel Carter's lawyers are well versed in the complexities of the workers’ compensation process, and we have the know-how and the strength to take on powerful employers and their insurance providers in order to get you the best possible award for your injuries.
Even if all parties are cooperating, it can still be a good idea to speak to a qualified lawyer about your work injury. In addition to helping you to obtain reimbursement for your medical bills and other expenses, working with a Kimmel Carter attorney can help you to understand your workers' comp rights, your financial situation, and what to expect from your employer's insurance carrier, as well as help you plan for medical examinations, depositions or other procedures related to your claim.
Kimmel Carter represents workers who have suffered from the following, and more:
Why choose us?
Fighting for First State workers is our passion: members of our team have helped to write key legislation protecting the rights of injured Delaware employees, and over the years, Kimmel Carter lawyers have served in leadership positions within the Workers' Compensation Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the Workers' Injury Law Advocacy Group and other respected organizations in our field.
Regarded as some of the best workers' comp attorneys in the state, our lawyers also received awards from Delaware Today magazine, U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers and more for their work on behalf of workers' comp claimants, all while winning victory after victory for injured workers.
Because we offer free consultations and contingency fees, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case. If you have been hurt on the job, please call us at (302) 565-6100 or contact us for your free consultation today.
Everyone should be safe on the job. We're committed to helping Delaware workers get the justice they deserve.