“Do I have a case?” is one of the first questions we hear from potential new clients. The answer depends on the facts of your situation. For a Workers’ Compensation case in Nebraska, we start with two simple questions:
1) Did you have an accident while you were working at your job in Nebraska?
2) Were you physically injured in that accident?
If the answer to both of these is yes, you probably do have a Nebraska Workers’ Compensation case. There are other factors that can make your case stronger or weaker, but these are the first and most important questions.
There are other scenarios where you also may have a Workers’ Compensation claim in the state of Nebraska. For example, you may not have been working in Nebraska, but your employer is based here. Some employers will even have you to sign a contract stating that any Workers’ Compensation claim will be handled in the state of Nebraska.
You also might not have an “accident” in the traditional sense. You could be injured by trauma sustained over time from doing the same activity day in and day out, or by exposure to harmful chemicals.
There are some, although limited, situations in which you may have a Workers’ Compensation case strictly for mental injuries, but this law is only for people called “first responders,” for example, police officers and firefighters. However, if you sustain a mental injury as a result of dealing with the pain and disability of your documented work-related physical injury, that also can be compensable in certain situations.
To find out more about whether you have a case, call us at (800) 665-0064 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys.
This blog is intended as general information and not specific legal advice. Each person's case is unique, and the facts and circumstances have to be weighed on a case-by-case basis. Reading this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship.