Experienced Workers Compensation Attorneys

Injured workers in Delaware have rights if they are hurt on the job or while carrying out a work related activity. Those rights need to be protected. According to Delaware workers compensation law, employees who suffer a work injury may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation for their injuries, lost wages and medical costs. Having a Wilmington, Delaware workers’ compensation lawyer on your side will give you peace of mind knowing that you will get all benefits you deserve.

The Wilmington, Delaware workers’ compensation attorneys at The Freibott Law Firm, P.A., located in Wilmington, Delaware is a full-service workers’ compensation practice for the benefit of clients throughout New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County, Delaware. We represent injured workers and family members of deceased workers. Call (302) 633-9000 for a free consultation with our award winning Wilmington, Delaware workers compensation lawyers.

Workers Compensation Benefits

Our Newark, Delaware workers’ compensation attorneys pursue all available forms of workers’ compensation benefits for our clients. These include:

  • Medical benefits: Under Delaware workers’ compensation laws, injured Delaware workers are allowed to see a doctor of their choice. They also have a right to have all necessary medical services covered.
  • Lost wages: Those hurt at work in Delaware may be entitled to lost wage compensation. Our Newark workers compensation lawyers will help you seek benefits for temporary total disability and temporary partial disability.
  • Disfigurement: Delaware workers’ compensation laws provide compensation for workers who have suffered scarring or disfigurement as a result of a work-related accident.
  • Death benefits: If a worker is fatally injured in a Delaware workplace accident, that person’s family has a right to pursue death benefits. We handle death benefits claims and survival claims on behalf of clients.
  • Permanent impairment: If you have suffered a permanent impairment, such as a loss of limb or permanent damage to your neck, back, arms or legs, you may be entitled to receive permanent impairment benefits.

Common Workplace Injuries

  • Aggravation of a pre-existing injury
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Elbow, knee and shoulder injuries
  • Head injuries, headaches and traumatic brain injury
  • Hearing injuries
  • Vision injuries
  • Paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
  • Repetitive stress injuries (carpal tunnel and others)
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Work-related psychological impairment
  • Organ damage
  • Idiopathic injuries
  • Neurological disorders and seizures

We work diligently for each client we represent and strive to provide the highest standards of legal service. Our Dover workers’ compensation lawyers are experienced and compassionate. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a workplace accident, we are pleased to offer a free consultation to discuss your legal needs.

Who We Have Successfully Litigated Against

Our team of Delaware workers’ compensation attorneys represent injured workers throughout New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County, Delaware. These include employees of small local businesses, regional companies such as Christiana Care, medium sized firms with a presence in Delaware, including both large national and international organizations who may be headquartered in Delaware or have locations, stores or facilities in Delaware. Some of the organizations we have gone up against, and have won, include:

  • Healthcare organizations such as Christiana Care, AstraZeneca, BayHealth and Beebe Medical Center and A.I DuPont Children’s Hospital
  • The State of Delaware (Delaware’s largest employer)
  • The DuPont Corporation (Delaware’s second largest employer)
  • MBNA (Delaware’s third largest employer)
  • County and City Government (all combined equate to Delaware’s fifth largest employer)
  • Financial institutions such as J.P. Morgan, Chase, Citibank, Citigroup and First USA Bank
  • Manufacturing and chemical plants such as Hercules and Playtex Products
  • Delaware School Districts including Red Clay, Colonial, Indian River and Christina
  • University of Delaware, Delaware State University and DelTech
  • Allen Foods

Common Workers Comp FAQs

This is a common concern among injured Delaware employees. From a legal standpoint, you do not have to retain a workers’ compensation lawyer. Delaware workers’ compensation laws does not require that you obtain legal counsel. You can file the claim yourself. However, the Delaware workers’ compensation system, like all areas of law, is very complex and if you file the claim yourself you may very well jeopardize your case. A Delaware workers’ compensation claim needs to be handled by an experienced attorney. If there is one aspect of the claim filing process you overlook or do incorrectly you can disqualify yourself from obtaining benefits.

This is another common concern work injury victims have. It costs nothing out of pocket to hire a Georgetown, Delaware, workers compensation lawyer at The Freibott Law Firm. We handle all accident, injury, workers’ compensation and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. This means we cover any and all costs associated with your claim. We charge no fees of any kind unless we recover benefits, damages and financial compensation for you and your family.

The true, current and future dollar value of your claim is a very difficult and very time consuming task. It is almost impossible to determine the value of an injury claim immediately after the accident. Some injuries may take longer to present and you may feel fine immediately following the accident.

When determining the full value of your claim, our workers’ compensation lawyers will take all factors into consideration. These include: lost wages (current and future), medical expenses (current and future), and disability benefits. Ensuring that you get the maximum amount of compensation and benefits is another reason why it makes sense to retain our Newark Delaware workers’ compensation lawyers.

No, you absolutely cannot! If you have been fired, laid off or experienced a change in your hours, shifts or job description as a result of having filed a workers’ compensation claim in Delaware, contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at The Freibott Law Firm. Delaware Labor laws explicitly prohibit an injured worker being fired, or otherwise retaliated against, for filing a work compensation claim.

That depends. Delaware, like other states, has laws in place that pertain to injuries sustained on the way to work, from work or running a work related errand. These laws are explained via Delaware’s Coming and Going Rule. Our Seaford, Delaware workers’ compensation lawyers will analyze your claim and decide if you have a case.

The State of Delaware has a Subsequent Injury Fund for cases like these. Rather than try to decide for yourself if this fund is applicable in your case, please contact our Millsboro Delaware, workers’ compensation lawyers and let them review your case. They will do everything in their power to get you the benefits and financial compensation you deserve.