Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance governed by a set of laws intended to protect employees while they are on the job. If they sustain injuries while in the service of their employer, an employee is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Incapacitating injuries, whether they are short or long-term, can be costly. Not only do medical bills that have to be paid, but an injury can also force the injured to miss work, thus affecting their chances to earn wages and provide for themselves and their family. Sometimes they are unable to work for months, weeks, or even years. Because the expenses can be so high, companies may fight the claim and benefits may be reduced or denied. In situations such as these, it is important to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer to advocate your claim during legal proceedings and help you secure the benefits you both need and deserve.