The State of Workers Compensation in Utah. (Spoiler alert: it's really bad)

Workers compensation is a strange anomaly in the area of law. Under most causes of action for injury, you are compensated for your loses. For example, if I suffer an injury from negligence on the part of another, I can recover any lost wages and benefits past and future as a result of the injury as well medical costs and damages for pain and suffering past and future. This is not the same under workers compensation. Under Utah Workers Compensation, the average weekly wage is capped at a specific amount determined each year. Right now, it is around $840 a week. If you make more than that, you will not recover the full amount of lost wages and benefits. If you make less than that, you can reco

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We help individuals solve their legal employment law problems all the Northern Utah region including Utah County, Summit County, Salt Lake County, Davis County and Weber County. Brian K. Jackson was nominated by the American Institute of Legal Advocates as a Rising Star in the field of Employment Law in 2018 as well as "Lawyers of Distinction" in 2018 and 2019 and recognition as one of the Top 40 under 40 Employment law attorneys by the American Academy of Attorneys in 2018 and 2019 as well as the top 40 under 40 attorneys in employment law by the Association of American Trial Lawyers in 2018. The firm was selected as "10 Best Law Firm" for Utah in 2019. Brian K. Jackson was also expert recommended as one of the top 3 employment lawyers in Salt Lake City by threebestrated.com. Brian was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 under 40 lawyer in Utah in 2020.