Evansville Area/New Harmony Office
Each year, millions of people across the U.S. are injured on the job, with injuries ranging from muscle strain and stress to traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.8 million Americans suffered from nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2019 and 2.7 million did in 2020. Additionally, there were also 5,333 fatal work injuries in 2019, a 2 percent increase over the 5,250 reported in 2018.
Unfortunately, Indiana has its fair share of work-related injuries and fatalities. The Indiana Department of Labor reports that thirty-three out of every thousand, or approximately 73,800, full-time workers in Indiana suffered from non-fatal work-related injuries or illnesses in 2020, and 146 workers suffered fatal injuries. In New Harmony, where many people work in construction or manufacturing, the risk of being injured on the job is particularly high, since these two industries have a high rate of accidents and the second and third highest number of workplace fatalities in the state.
Workers Compensation Is Meant to Help Indiana’s Injured Workers
Every year, people who live or work in the New Harmony area are injured while on the job. Their injuries are often severe, including broken and fractured bones, burns, spinal injuries and head injuries, and can even be life-threatening. When you are seriously injured, you not only have to take care of your injuries and try to recover, but you also have to deal with the impact of not being able to work your usual hours or not being able to work at all. If you don’t have a way to pay your medical bills, and you don’t have as much income or any income coming in, you can face intense financial stress and financial hardship.
Recognizing these problems, Indiana law has established the Workers Compensation System to help employees who are injured on the job. If you receive Workers Compensation benefits, your employer is legally required to help pay for your medical care and a substantial portion of your lost wages. Receiving these benefits will remove a lot of the financial stress that comes with having a work-related injury and will allow you to focus your time and attention on taking care of your injuries and getting better.
Before you can start receiving benefits, however, your Workers Compensation claim has to be approved. The experienced New Harmony Workers Compensation attorneys at Klezmer Maudlin, PC, can help with this by ensuring that your application is filed completely and correctly. Moreover, if you have already applied for Workers Compensation and have been turned down, we can help you dispute the decision. We have a combined 100 years of experience helping injured workers get the benefits they deserve and have successfully handled more than 31,000 Indiana Workers Compensation cases. We look forward to putting our experience, skill and resources to work for you.
Common Types of Workplace Accidents in New Harmony, Indiana
Workers can be seriously injured in an accident on any job. However, some workplaces, tend to be more dangerous than others due to the nature of the work and equipment being used. Department of Labor reports show that if you are working with heavy machinery or on a construction site, you are more likely to get severely injured than at other types of jobs.
Some of the most common types of on-the-job accidents in New Harmony, Indiana, occur at:
- Construction sites. Construction site accidents include falls, electrocution, pinned-between accidents, and trench or tunnel collapses.
- Warehouses. Warehouse injuries and illnesses include those that occur because of falling objects, slips and falls, and toxic fumes.
- Service-industry jobs. Workers in restaurants, health care, and other service industry jobs can be injured by lifting, carrying, repetitive motions (which may cause carpal tunnel syndrome or other injuries), and slip and falls.
Common types of workplace accidents include:
- Motor vehicle accidents. If you were in an accident while driving or riding in a car or truck as part of your job, you may be eligible for Workers Compensation benefits no matter who was at fault for the accident. If the other driver was at fault, you may also be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver in addition to your Workers Comp benefits.
- Slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can occur in any workplace, indoors or outdoors. They often occur when the ground or floor is slippery or when there are objects that can cause tripping.
- Forklift accidents. Rollovers and other forklift accidents can cause severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, trauma to limbs or joints, or death. Both the forklift driver and workers nearby may be injured.
The New Harmony Workers’ Compensation attorneys at the Klezmer Maudlin law firm have worked with more than 31,000 Indiana workers who claimed Workers Comp benefits. Whatever type of workplace accident you have suffered, we have the experience and knowledge to help you get the benefits you need and deserve. We wrote the book on Indiana Workers Compensation that other lawyers throughout the state rely on. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you to get you all the benefits Indiana law provides.
How Experienced New Harmony Workers Compensation Attorneys Can Help You
If you were injured while at work, our New Harmony attorneys can help you file your initial application for Indiana Workers Compensation benefits. The process may seem complicated and intimidating, but we will make sure your claim is complete, accurate and submitted on time to ensure you have the best chance of getting approved.
If you have already filed a Workers Comp application and it has been denied, our experienced Workers Comp attorneys can help you dispute the decision. We will review your application and all relevant information and ensure that all your legal rights are being upheld. The Indiana Workers Compensation Board does, in fact, recommend that you consult an attorney if you are thinking about disputing your claim, and Indiana law requires that an attorney represent you before the Workers Compensation Board, if your case requires a hearing.
As your attorneys, we will guide you through the whole dispute process, which may involve mediation and/or appeals. In approximately 95% of our Workers Compensation dispute cases, we have been able to reach a settlement without having to wait for a hearing in front of the Indiana Workers Compensation Board. We strive to resolve our clients’ cases satisfactorily as quickly as possible so they can receive the money they need as soon as possible. However, we are always prepared to represent our clients in front of the Board, when necessary to get the benefits they need and deserve.
Our goal as your Workers Comp attorney is to help you obtain the full compensation you need as quickly as possible so you can pay your medical expenses and take care of yourself without experiencing financial hardship. We will do everything in our power to make sure you get all of the Workers Compensation benefits to which you are entitled.
Contact the New Harmony Workers Compensation Attorneys at Klezmer Maudlin for the Help You Need
We are recognized state-wide for our experience and expertise in helping injured workers get the Workers Compensation benefits they deserve. We wrote the book on Workers Compensation law in Indiana that other attorneys throughout the state refer to, and we are frequent speakers on the topic at professional seminars for attorneys.
We like nothing better than putting our knowledge, experience and skill to work helping injured workers get the benefits they need. We provide personalized service to each of our clients and would be glad to talk with you at your convenience about your Workers Compensation claim.
We provide a free consultation with no obligation. If you do decide to become our client, we never charge a fee upfront. You pay an attorneys’ fee only after we recover money for you.
Call us at 317-569-9644 or submit the “Get a Free Consultation” form on our website, and we will get back to you quickly to schedule your consultation.
We are Klezmer Maudlin; an extra-ordinarily experienced Indiana law firm, serving New Harmony and the surrounding area. Our firm is comprised of personal injury and workers compensation lawyers with a long-standing reputation for success. Over the years our entire team of legal professionals have been focused on one thing: serving injured individuals in New Harmony, Indiana and the surrounding area, so they can secure the settlements they deserve and can move forward with their lives in a positive way.
Klezmer Maudlin Testimonials
What Injured Workers Who Have Hired Us Say:
“Klezmer-Maudlin is the best. They have represented me twice now and always gets results. Particularly Nathan Maudlin. He is very fact driven and knows the law. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a GREAT lawyer for a Workers Comp case. Thanks again guys for all your help in resolving what I thought was a hopeless situation fighting the BIG insurance company. They didn't stand a chance against Klezmer Maudlin PC.”
“This firm represented me after an accident at work. They were amazing. The attorney and staff really cared! They were always there when I needed them and fought hard for me and my rights. I never felt neglected or like just another client. They made sure I always understood what was going on and what to expect next. They listened to me, even when I was frustrated with the doctors and insurance companies. They never stopped fighting for me until I was taken care of and everything possible was done for me. When my son in law was recently injured at work I didn't hesitate to tell him to call. I trust them and would again. They made a horrible situation manageable and bareable. Thank you a hundred times over!!”
“Randy Klezmer and Janell were very helpful. They explained everything so I could understand it, because at times it can be a confusing process and they answered my questions and keep me updated.”
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