When people are hurt on the job, they can be taken out of the workforce for months while they recover. During that time, they and their families may struggle to make ends meet, especially if the accident meant high medical bills to pay. Most workers can pay these costs by claiming workers compensation benefits through their employers insurance. However, because workers compensation claims can be expensive, some employers and insurers are willing to break the law to avoid paying. When this is the case, workers should always consult an experienced workplace accident attorney to protect their rights and make sure they get the benefits they need.