New Orleans, LA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/06/2014 -- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately three million workplace illnesses and injuries of the nonfatal type were reported in 2012 by private industry employees. Sadly, another 4,383 workers lost their lives while on the job in 2012, nearly 12 each day. "When one has been injured on the job, he or she typically turns to workers' compensation, not realizing they may be entitled to a great deal more than what is being provided and this is where JohnFoxAssociates.com (http://www.johnfoxassociates.com) can be of help," John Fox, founder of the law firm, declares.
Workers' compensation started as an insurance policy for those hurt while on the job, yet it wasn't designed to pay the employee his or her full wages. "Many are shocked to find workers' compensation only pays two-thirds of the worker's average weekly pay when he or she cannot work due to injuries sustained while on the job, pay referred to as temporary total disability. For those employees able to work in a limited capacity, supplemental earnings benefits are paid, equaling to two-thirds of the difference between the employee's pay before the injury or illness and the amount earned once the worker is released for limited duty," Fox explains.
In addition to the compensation for lost wages, the program pays for all medical expenses related to the illness or injury and there are other benefits which one may be entitled to under the law. According to Fox, workers often fail to realize what is due to them under state law and, due to the injuries or illness, don't have the time, energy or desire to learn. John Fox & Associates helps those who find themselves in this situation as everyone deserves to be reimbursed for injuries sustained on the job or elsewhere.
Furthermore, the attorneys at John Fox & Associates ensure the employer isn't putting unfair conditions on the employee, such as demanding the employee uses doctors picked by the employer. "Although the employer retains the right to have the employee periodically examined by the doctor of their choosing, the employee chooses one doctor in each specialty, a doctor paid for by the employer. When John Fox & Associates works with a client, they explain the laws concerning this and a great deal more so the employee can focus on regaining his or her strength and health which should always be the ultimate goal," Fox declares.
About John Fox & Associates
John Fox & Associates provides experienced, highly qualified legal representation for those injured on the job or in various other situations as handling the claim without this type of representation typically leads to problems in the future for the injured parties. Insurance companies work to pay the least amount possible for each claim and have experts on their side to achieve this goal. Those who are injured deserve the same and John Fox & Associates provides this assistance.