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Workers Compensation

What if I was hurt on the job?

Workers' compensation law differs from other injury laws.

Workers' compensation law is not rooted in the common law in the same way as personal injury law. Instead, it was developed as a response to the needs of injured miners who had no recourse for financial recovery after a work accident.

Today, every state in the nation has a different set of workers' compensation laws to provide an avenue for work injury victims to recover medical costs and lost wages.

We know the law.

We have extensive experience handling workers' compensation claims on behalf of injured workers throughout Idaho.

Skaug Law handles a broad range of injury claims resulting from work-related accidents, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back injury, knee injury, spinal cord injury, head injury and even wrongful death claims.

Our lawyers provide attentive support, trusted counsel and relentless advocacy on behalf of injured workers and the families of fatal work accident victims in workers' compensation cases involving--

  • Construction site accidents
  • Farming accidents or farm injury
  • Office or workplace accidents
  • Car accidents on the job

When a third-party such as a subcontractor or a negligent driver is responsible for your accident, you may have a personal injury claim against that party in addition to your workers' compensation claim.

You only have 60 days to report a workplace injury.

In Idaho, you need to report your injury to your employer within 60 days. Your employer must then report your claim to the Idaho Industrial Commission.

If your lawyer fails to report your claim, you may lose your rights to compensation.

When you are represented by our attorneys, we make sure all claims and reports are properly filed so you receive your rightful compensation.

Depending on your case facts, you have either one year or five years to file a Complaint (lawsuit) for money benefits, from the date of your work accident.

But sometimes, you can file a Complaint even beyond five years.

This is why you need to call a trusted attorney to review your case, explore all your options and to make sure you don't miss your time line.

We deal with the insurance company. You focus on your recovery.

Insurance companies and adjusters use a number of tactics to limit their liability in workplace injury cases.

Some will even use their own doctors to return injured people to full work duty too early, so the insurance company does not have to pay for more treatment.

We are familiar with insurance company tactics and will confidently deal with them on your behalf, advocating for your rights every step of the way.

Whether you are dealing with a difficult employer, a tricky insurance company, or an at-fault third party, our experience will provide you with the coverage and compensation you are entitled to.

Skaug Law works to make sure you are compensated for your legal, medical and financial needs.

We handle all workers' compensation cases on a contingency basis. This means we are paid only when we win a settlement or verdict for you.

Contact a trusted and experienced attorney today to discuss your work injury.

The consultation is free.

Testimonials

I thank God for you Bruce. I am grateful that you looked over my case, took it and won, when other lawyers wouldn't even return my phone calls. Everyone at the office treated me like I was family. Thank you for everything.  (Used with permission)

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