TriMark Legal Funding provides pre-settlement funding and workers comp loans, often in as little as 12-24 hours, on workers compensation settlements nationwide. If you’ve been injured on the job, your income has already taken a hit and your savings are probably dwindling. To add insult to injury, workers comp only replaces part of your income. We get it, and if you need immediate cash to pay your bills, we want to help. Lawsuit loans or a lawsuit cash advance on your workers compensation case could provide the money you need to make ends meet until your settlement comes through.
If you’ve been injured on the job and are waiting for a workers compensation settlement, you’ve probably figured something out by now. It can take a long, LONG time to get your money.
Most state’s work comp boards seem to have only 2 speeds; slow and “No”. To make matters worse, since your injury occurred at work, you will only receive a fraction of your regular pay as compensation for injuries. If you’re going to be out of work for very long you’ll probably need some help filling the financial gap and keeping your head above water.
If you meet these conditions, you should be eligible for a workers comp loan:
- You must have a contingent fee attorney who is willing to cooperate
- You must have an accepted workers comp claim
- You must reside in one of the eligible state (see below)
These ARE THE ONLY STATES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE for workers comp loans:
Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming
If the state your worker’s comp case is in is NOT on the list above, you are ineligible for workers comp funding.
ONE EXCEPTION: If, in addition to your WC case, you also have a separate 3rd party lawsuit (premises liability or product liability for example) that is being handled by either the same or a different lawyer, and there are serious injuries associated with it, we can usually fund against that case.
Millions of Americans are injured on the job each year. When it happens, most rely on benefits from their state’s worker comp Insurance while they are recovering from their injuries.
One of the chief complaints about state workers compensation board proceedings around the country is that people who are waiting on settlements say they can be notoriously slow and very frustrating.
About Workers Compensation
Employees are eligible to receive workers compensation regardless if the employer was at fault, or whether the employee’s negligence contributed to the worker’s injury.
It is only in specific cases – if the employee can prove that the employer had intentionally caused injury to the worker – where an employee can bring a civil action against their employer in court for pain and suffering or other damages.
As such, employers are the ones who pay for this very insurance, and cannot require employees to contribute to the expenses of compensation. When employees get injured while on the job and claim for worker’s compensation, the employer’s insurance carrier will pay the cash benefits as well as the medical care, as dictated by the workers compensation board.
The workers compensation board (name may vary per state) is an agency mandated for each state, with its own laws and statutes. Each board is in charge of regulating and processing the claims for every eligible worker. In cases where intervention by the workers compensation board is needed, the agency will be the one to decide on whether or not the insurer will reimburse cash benefits, medical care, and amounts payable.
Majority of employees working in the United States are entitled to receive medical care for any injury they have obtained from their job. Moreover, they also have rights to compensation for either temporary or permanent disabilities.
Many states require employers to obtain insurance for workers compensation. Furthermore, it is also illegal in most states for an employee to terminate, discipline or refuse to hire an employee for reporting a workplace-related injury or claiming for workers compensation.
Workers compensation laws are intended to ensure employees that they can receive fixed monetary awards when they are injured on the job, without having to go through an actual litigation against their employer.
Majority of workers compensation laws also provide employers and co-workers with an extent of protection through the limitation of the amount that employees can actually claim. In most cases, it also prohibits injured employees from suing their employers or co-workers.
Workers compensation is an “exclusive remedy” for an employee with a work-related injury, unless the worker can put liability on a third party that contributed to the injury. An example of such a case would be seeking compensation from manufacturers of products, equipment or machinery that workers use for their job.
On a general basis, employers are not included in third-party claims made by employees. Lawsuits of this nature take place in civil actions instead of the workers compensation system. However, employees can regain its compensation payments and obligations if an injured worker is able to obtain recovery from a lawsuit against a third party.
State Compensation Insurance Fund
- Arizona – CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
- California – State Compensation Insurance Fund
- Colorado – Pinnacol Assurance
- Hawaii – Hawaii Employers Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC)
- Idaho – State Insurance Fund
- Kentucky – Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance Authority
- Louisiana – Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation (LWCC)
- Maine – Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Co.
- Maryland – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company (CEIWC)
- Minnesota – State Fund Mutual Insurance Company
- Missouri – Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Company
- Montana – Montana State Fund
- New Mexico – New Mexico Mutual Casualty Company (NMMCC)
- New York – The State Insurance Fund
- Oklahoma – CompSource Mutual Insurance Company
- Oregon – State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) Corporation
- Pennsylvania – State Workmen’s Insurance Fund
- Rhode Island – The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co.
- Texas – Texas Mutual Insurance Company
- Utah – Workers Compensation Fund
Work Injuries Covered Under The Jones Act and FELA
Workers comp does not typically apply to maritime employees or railroad workers.
Instead, FELA applies to railroad workers and The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act, “is a United States federal statute that provides for the promotion and maintenance of the American merchant marine”.
What’s important about this law is that it also stipulates that employers must provide compensation for employees who suffer from injury or death related to the nature of their job on the seas. The provision found at 46 U.S.C. § 30104 states:
“Any sailor who shall suffer personal injury in the course of his employment may, at his election, maintain an action for damages at law, with the right to trial by jury, and in such action all statutes of the United States modifying or extending the common-law right or remedy in cases of personal injury to railway employees shall apply…”
Furthermore, any legal action an employee would make under the Jones Act can be brought to either a federal or state court. The right to bring such action to a state court is preserved by the “savings to suitors” clause in 28 U.S.C. § 1333.
If a victim can prove that the injury was caused due to the employer’s or co-worker’s negligence, the employee can receive compensation for past and future economic and non-economic losses.
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Types of Injuries Covered By Workers Compensation
For work-related injuries, employees may be eligible for compensation for any of the following injuries sustained:
- Pre-existing conditions that the workplace accelerates or aggravates. Examples may include a back injury, even though the pain wasn’t noticed from the injury until later.
- Injuries caused during breaks, lunch hours, and work-sponsored activities (e.g. company picnic), and at-work injuries caused by company facilities (e.g. chair in the company lunch room).
- Diseases such as lung cancer, if obtained through toxin exposure at work as a result of normal working conditions (e.g. developing mesothelioma from asbestos exposure).
- Injuries resulting from mental and physical strain from increased work duties or work-related stress. In some states, this includes employees who have developed a disabling mental condition due to the job demands and the supervisor’s constant harassment.
However, there are also some injuries that cannot be covered by the workers compensation law. Some state courts do no allow employees to receive compensation if an injury was sustained from horseplay at a workplace.
Furthermore, several states will not hand out benefits to employees who are injured while intoxicated, or who intentionally inflicts injury on oneself. Employees who sustain injuries while outside the work premises for personal errands are not entitled to workers compensation either.
State Workers Compensation Board Websites
Every state has its own board or agency that is responsible for enforcing it’s workers compensation laws. As a convenience, we have listed them all below. If you need to contact your state’s workers comp board, please click a link and you will be redirected to that state’s website:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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So why wait?