Any injury that you suffer at work has the potential to mean that your career is over. This is a tragedy; however, the impacts of the injury might be so severe that you can’t do your job any longer.
Whether you are able to return to work eventually or not, you have the option of seeking workers’ compensation benefits for the injury. Your primary focus when you are injured at work is likely going to be getting medical care. We recognize that you are probably worried about getting the care you need so that your injury doesn’t get worse or impact you more than what it already is.
As you probably know, medical care in this country can be expensive, even if you have health insurance. This is something that can drain you when you are out of work because of an injury. Workers’ compensation helps to cover these expenses so that you can focus on getting better and getting back to work if that is going to be possible.
Because some people might not be able to return to work right away after the accident, workers’ compensation also covers missed wages. You won’t get your entire check replaced; however, the partial wage replacement might help you considerably during a time when you don’t have your normal income.
Workers’ compensation benefits don’t always happen automatically. You might have to fight for the benefits that you need. If your claim is denied or if you think something isn’t right about what the notices say you should get, you do have options. We can help you learn about them and move forward with a plan.