Attorney George Sink, Sr.:
On-the-job injuries are very serious and very common. They happen all the time. The thing that people don't know is it's designed to help people who are injured in the course and scope of their employment. Even if it was their fault, the system was designed to help people who are injured on the job in the course and scope of their employment. So, you can get recoveries in many cases when you think you can't.
There's a number of benefits you can receive. The main thing is getting good doctor care, getting temporary total disability–– which is two-thirds of your average weekly wage while you're out–– and then getting either a lump sum settlement or some other settlement after you reach something they call MMI, which is maximum medical improvement.
When you're hurt, you turn in a claim, and the employer turns it in to the insurance company. And the insurance company then is acting their insurance company against the employee. And the employee’s often uninformed, as to what their rights are and how to handle it. So, choosing the right lawyer is crucial. I mean, it's essential that you get somebody who does this kind of work over and over again. And that's what we do.
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