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According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4.5 million injuries and illnesses are reported in private industry workplaces each year. This means that out of 100 full-time workers, roughly five are injured at work or become ill in the workplace each year. Largely because of this high number, certain laws exist in order to guarantee that workers who are injured in the workplace will receive set, and permanent, financial awards. These laws are intended to obviate a burdensome number of claims which go to court.

Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that accommodates employees who need compensation for medical care due to an injury during the course of work, which is given in exchange for the employee's right to sue their employer for negligence. Plans vary according to jurisdictions, though they can be made for weekly payments instead of wages as a type of disability insurance, compensation for past and future economic losses, the payment or reimbursement of the medical expenses as a type of health insurance, and benefits payable to the depends of workers who were killed, as a type of life insurance. Not included in worker compensation plans are punitive damages for employer negligence and general damages for pain and suffering.

The laws governing workers' compensation are an attribute of developed industrial societies, which were fought for by trade unions and implemented due to the unions' beliefs that workers' compensation could equalize working conditions and provide an economic safety net. On the other hand, workers' compensation laws have also been criticized for restricting the common-law rights of workers, simply in order to reduce the insurance companies' or governments' financial liabilities.

Unfortunately, in some cases, a company or private employer will try to test these laws, by attempting to pay an injured employee less than the full amount they deserve to be compensated for their injuries, pain and suffering. If this occurs, the injured employee should contact a workers' compensation lawyer or attorney for help.

Workers' compensation is compulsory in Wyoming, and while this may sound simple enough, worker's compensation laws can be complex, and many of these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. A workers' compensation lawyer or attorney will be well-versed in Wyoming's current laws, giving them the knowledge needed to work with insurance agencies, your employer, and the courts on your behalf.

While an experienced and successful Wyoming workers' compensation lawyer or attorney can help you file and win your claim, the lawyer overseeing your claim will have to be compensated as well for their services.

If you or someone you know has been injured at work, and you want to learn more about your legal rights, contact a workers' compensation lawyer or attorney today. You can find a worker's compensation lawyer by visiting the American Bar Association website. The American Bar Association website features a lawyer locator function which allows the user to search through workers' compensation lawyer and attorney profiles in each specific city and state. Access to the site and profiles is free.


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