More than a third (34%) of all motor vehicle collisions in Nebraska involve injuries, of which 3.6% accounted for serious injuries, according to a 2020 annual report by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
If you have been injured at work, you have the right to file a claim and receive benefits and compensation. Nebraska’s workers’ compensation law is in Nebraska Statute 48-101. This statute gives injured employees rights to compensation because of employer negligence.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act, widely known as OSHA, is a federal organization that regulates workplace safety and sets health standards to protect employees from on-the-job injuries. When employers do not comply with OSHA regulations, they expose their employees to a number of safety hazards. As a result, thousands of workers sustain severe and disabling injuries and even death.
Several Americans suffer from underlying health challenges. Statistics from the Department of Health and Human Services indicate that between 50 and 129 million non-elderly Americans have some kind of pre-existing health condition.
Injuries occur every day in Nebraska, and cover a wide range of causes. The Nebraska DHHS found that there were 8,925 hospitalizations for injuries in 2014 alone. When you’re injured in an accident, many things happen all at once. It can be overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to consider the next steps to take.
When a policyholder files an injury claim, the insurance company has a duty to fully investigate, negotiate, and settle the claim in good faith. Unfortunately, some insurance carriers employ various bad faith tactics, including denying valid claims, creating unreasonable delays, misrepresenting their policy, or offering less money than a claim is worth.