Work-related injuries are often due to lax safety procedures and negligence. There isn’t any good reason why workers who get hurt on the job should have to be the ones to cover the costs of the medical care and the loss of income that might follow a serious injury. This is the reason why workers’ compensation insurance coverage is so important.
Workers who are injured at work need to alert their employer to the accident right away. This opens the door for them to seek medical care at the expense of workers’ compensation instead of the employee having to pay the costs. We know that you might be wary of doing this because of fear of retaliation, but retaliation based on an injury on the job is illegal.
If you are injured and you find out that you won’t be able to return to work for a bit, you can file for partial wage replacement. This benefit of workers’ compensation isn’t available for cases that involve just a day or two of missed work. Instead, it is reserved for longer lengths of time.
When you file for workers’ compensation, you will receive a decision about your claim. Read over this carefully to learn about what rights you have. If you don’t think that the decision is correct, you do have the right to appeal.
Whether you are just embarking on the process of applying for workers’ compensation or are ready to file an appeal, we can help you get your case together. It is important that you adhere to time limits and procedures if you plan on applying or appealing. We can work with you, so don’t waste time.