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How Does Work Comp Work?

Trying to navigate Nebraska Work Comp Law on your own could cost you recovery time and lost wages.  That is why it is important to have a firm like Tabor Law on your side.  We are here to give you experienced personal legal service on your schedule.  As a client of Tabor Law you are always welcome to call or stop by the office whenever you have a question. Tabor Law wants all injured workers to understand his or her rights under Nebraska Work Comp Law.  So, for your convenience here is some general information about Nebraska Work Comp Law.  If you would like to know more, check out the Tabor Law Blog or click one of the links to the right under “More Information.”

Nebraska Work Comp Law Basics

Nebraska Work Comp LawNebraska Revised Statutes Chapter 48 contains the Nebraska Work Comp Law.  Under work comp law, an employee who has an injury arising out of an in the course of his or her job may get benefits.  These benefits may include some or all of the following:

  • Medical
  • Wage Loss
  • Death
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

As an injured worked your right to these benefits will depend on the facts of your case.  Speak with an experienced lawyer to find out more about your specific case.

Before moving on to the different kinds of benefits, let’s talk about reporting an injury and exceptions to Nebraska Work Comp Law.

Reporting a Work Injury

Nebraska Work Comp Law requires that the employer be given notice of the injury “as soon as practicable after” the injury.  Notice can be given according to your employer’s policy for reporting work injuries, but always make sure you receive a copy of the injury report.  If your employer does not allow you to fill out an injury report give them a written notice of the injury and get legal help right away.

Failing to report an injury right away can cause you to lose all workers’ compensation benefits.  Also, your employer or the work comp insurance carrier may use your failure to report the injury as evidence that you did not get hurt at work.

Exceptions to Nebraska Work Comp Law

There are time when Nebraska Work Comp Law does not apply to a work injury.  If your employer shows that you were willfully negligent or intoxicated than you may not get workers’ compensation benefits.

If you have been denied benefits for any reason give us a call at (402) 506-4444 to discuss your case.