When Pipes Burst and Bones Break: A Plumber's Guide to Workers' Compensation in Nebraska
Plumbing is a hazardous profession, and Plumbers are constantly at risk of getting injured on the job. From slips and falls to burns and cuts, Plumbers face a wide range of dangers every day. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, and when they do, the results can be devastating.
Workers’ Compensation for Plumbers in Nebraska
In Nebraska, workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance program that provides benefits to employees who are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation benefits can include medical treatment, disability payments, and vocational rehabilitation. If you’re a Plumber in Nebraska and you’ve been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
Plumbers Injured at Someone Else’s Home or Business
Plumbers are often called to work at someone else’s home or business, which can add an extra layer of complexity to a worker’s compensation claim. If you’re a Plumber who was injured at someone else’s property, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if you were on the job when the accident occurred.
For example, let’s say you were called to repair a burst pipe at a residential property. While you were working, you slipped on a wet floor and broke your arm. In this case, you would likely be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits since you were injured on the job.
Examples of Juries covered by workers’ compensation.
Plumbers face a variety of hazards on the job, and accidents can happen at any time. Here are a few examples of Plumbers who were injured on the job in Nebraska and received workers’ compensation benefits:
- A Plumber was installing a new water heater in a commercial building when a pipe burst, spraying scalding hot water on his face and chest. He suffered second-degree burns and was unable to work for several weeks while he recovered.
- A Plumber was working on a construction site when he fell from a ladder, breaking his leg. He required surgery and was unable to work for several months.
- A Plumber was repairing a gas line when a sudden explosion occurred, causing him to suffer severe burns and internal injuries. He required extensive medical treatment and was unable to work for over a year.
In each of these cases, the Plumbers were able to receive workers’ compensation benefits to help cover their medical bills and lost wages.
How the Attorneys at Andres Law Offices PC LLO Can Assist Plumbers with Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you’re a Plumber in Nebraska who has been injured on the job, the attorneys at Andres Law Offices PC LLO can help you navigate the complex workers’ compensation system. Our experienced attorneys can assist you with every step of the process, from filing your claim to negotiating a settlement with the insurance company.
We understand the unique challenges that Plumbers face on the job, and we know how to help you get the benefits you deserve. With our help, you can focus on your recovery while we take care of the legal details. Contact us now.