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Q:  I was injured on the job, and I made a claim but it was denied. Is this fair? 

A: Workers Compensation laws are very complex. Each case is unique and depends on the type of job you have, where you were working, a host of other factors.

In any claim, you must show a unique event caused your injury. For example, if your job is to lift a box from a conveyor belt to a platform and boxes typically weight between 5 and 7 pounds. If you lifted fifteen boxes with no problem and then when you went to pick up the sixteenth box you injured your back, you would likely be denied workers compensation. Your health insurance would be billed for your medical expenses.

However, if the first fifteen boxes weighted 5-7 pounds, but the sixteenth box weighted 20 pounds and this was unexpected. Your injury might very will be covered by workers compensation. 

If you were injured on the job, please contact an attorney immediately. Many factors will determine if you have a viable claim. Please feel free to contact the Law Office of Bruce N. Desimone, M.B.A., J.D., L.L.C. at 301-459-1414 to schedule an initial consultation. Before taking action, you should consult with an attorney who can evaluate your specific case. 


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