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What if the injury occurred in a different state? Should Nebraska work injury laws apply?

The answer is, maybe…  The Nebraska courts look at several factors including employee location of the work, the employer’s location of its work, and the location of the hiring. 

For instance, many truck drivers are employed by big Nebraska trucking companies (such as Werner Enterprises, Crete Carrier) and drive over the road through several states. Many of these same truck drivers hire on in another state.  In a situation like this an injured worker may qualify for benefits in more than one state.  This is important for you as each state has different workers’ compensation laws with a wide range of benefits.   Some better, some worse, for the injured employee.

Putnam Law will help you determine which state workers’ compensation laws are applicable and the most advantageous for your claim.  If necessary, our office will refer you to another attorney, should it be necessary.  There is no obligation and the call is free.

Read on for information about what to do if you are injured on the job, possible pitfalls in the Nebraska workers’ compensation system, and how Putnam Law Offices here in Omaha can help you. These tips only scratch the surface of your possible options and obstacles regarding workers’ compensation; it is your duty to get yourself informed and protected as soon as possible.