If the employer contests the claim, a denial may be issued even without a hearing. Therefore, it is important for you to immediately seek the advise of an attorney if you get anything from worker's compensation. Mr. Castelli handles his worker's compensation claims on a contingency basis, which means that a legal fee is paid only if he successfully obtains a recovery for you, although there may be expenses.
Workers' Compensation Resource Links
American Authorized Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Provides a comprehensive and easily accessible directory of personal injury lawyers.
Links to information on occupational health and workers' rights.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Provides statistics and articles on injuries and illnesses at work.
Internet Resources & Consulting by Usernomics.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
A free consulting service from the US Department of Labor that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.
Legal Information Institute
Overview of workers' compensation law, from Cornell Law School
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Provides comprehensive information on workplace injuries.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Provides workplace warnings and safety tips.
US Department of Labor
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (for Federal workers).