Elam & Burke
251 East Front Street, Suite 300
Boise, ID 83702
James A. Ford
The proven Idaho workers' compensation lawyers at Elam & Burke are experienced in the effective resolution of workers’ compensation lawsuits and claims in Idaho. The Idaho workers' compensation attorneys have experience in all phases of litigation, mediation, and innovative settlements, as well as legislation, employer training, and regulatory matters.
The Idaho workers' compensation attorneys have experience representing clients in workers' compensation claims involving:
Federal and state Workers’ Compensation (sometimes called workers' comp, workman’s comp or workmen’s compensation) laws were created to ensure that employees who are injured on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards. This eliminates the need for litigation and creates an easier process for the employee. It also helps control the financial risks for employers since many states limit the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer. Specifically, Idaho workers’ compensation is insurance that the employer is required by law to carry in case an employee is injured on the job, becomes ill due to circumstances surrounding their job, becomes temporarily or permanently disabled, or even if death results from their job. All employers in Idaho who have 4 or more part-time or full-time employees must provide workers’ compensation insurance.
Although workers' compensation laws vary state to state, covered medical care generally includes: medical, surgical and hospital services, dental services, crutches, hearing aids, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, nursing care, and prescribed medications. Employees may also be eligible for additional monetary compensation if they are temporarily unable to work for more than a certain number of calendar days set by state law, hospitalized as an in-patient, or become permanently disabled due to a job-related injury or illness. The right to receive medical treatment at the employer’s expense typically continues as long as treatment is reasonable and necessary to treat the injury.
The Idaho workers' compensation lawyers are knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a workers' compensation case.
The Idaho workers' compensation attorneys at Elam & Burke are distinguished by a history of successful workers' compensation claim recoveries through settlements and verdicts. For experienced representation in a workers’ compensation case, contact the Idaho workers' compensation lawyers at Elam & Burke.