Workers' Compensation & Injury

Workplace injuries are more common than you might think. We navigate clients through the workers’ comp claim process with compassion and expertise. Reach out to the Hightower Reff Law team today.

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A workplace injury can have devastating physical consequences. It can also have a crippling effect on a worker’s finances and mental health, as well as professional and personal relationships. If you’ve suffered an injury on the job, it’s critical that you know your workplace rights.

Types of Workplace Injuries

Depending on the job and the type of work-related accident, the severity of your injuries can vary. Here are a few of the common injuries that can occur in the workplace:

  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Sprains and tears
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Burns
  • Herniated discs

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

While every case is different, you may be entitled to the benefits below. Our workers’ compensation lawyers at Hightower Reff Law will offer clear, competent advice on which damages to include in your workers’ comp claim.

  • Coverage of medical bills
  • Payment of income
  • Vocational rehab
  • Temporary or permanent disability coverage

third-party injury claims

If you suffered a workplace injury that was caused by a third party, you have the right to file for workers’ compensation. These claims are brought against persons other than your employer. Some examples of injuries caused by a third party can include:

  • Car accidents
  • Poorly maintained equipment at a construction site
  • Injuries received on a property not owned by your employer

Hightower Reff Law will advocate for your rights in a third-party injury.

What to do if your employer denies your workers’ compensation claim

Even though you have the right to workers’ comp, there are cases where the employer denies your claim. When this happens, you need to file with either the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court or the Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation—depending on which state you work in—and hire a workers’ compensation law firm.

Workers’ Compensation Claim Process

Understanding workers’ compensation can be complicated. Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys are here to facilitate and handle your claim, making sure you get the compensation you deserve. We will guide you through the following steps:

  1. File your claim with your employer.
  2. Discuss your case with one of our attorneys.
  3. Learn about your workplace rights from our expert lawyers.
  4. Your counsel will work with your employer to come to a workers’ comp settlement before going to court.
  5. If a settlement cannot be reached, our team will proceed in court.
  6. Receive your payments after winning the settlement.

Hightower Reff Law workers’ injury lawyers

When you work with our team of workers’ comp lawyers, you will receive skillful and compassionate assistance through the entire legal process.

Tara Wrighton Attorney at Law


Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to file a claim?

You typically have two years from when the injury occurs to file a workers’ comp claim. Talk with our legal team about your case details and any extenuating circumstances which might impact your filing deadline.

How soon do I tell my employer about my injury?

As soon as the injury occurs, you need to go directly to your supervisor so you can begin filling out the injury report and starting the claim process.

What is the benefit of workers' comp?

When you experience a workplace injury, filing for worker’s compensation allows you to recoup some of your medical expenses, loss of wages, and disability benefits.

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