What You Need To Know About Workers’ Compensation
At Reasonover Law, we understand the negative impact that workplace injuries can have on workers and their families. In the event that you are injured at your workplace or while on the clock, you may be entitled to support through workers’ compensation. Our firm employs personal injury, disability, and car accident attorneys who can determine what benefits you may be entitled to. Find more information on workers’ compensation and how we can help below:
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become seriously ill as a result of their job. These benefits may cover medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. In exchange for these benefits, employees are generally not able to sue their employer for negligence. To receive workers’ compensation, employees must submit a claim describing their illness or injury and its relation to the workplace.
How Can I Apply for Workers’ Compensation?
If you’ve been injured on the job, your first step should be reporting the injury to your employer. Failing to report your injury or illness early on may result in a loss of benefits from workers’ compensation. Many states have laws that set certain limits on how long you can wait to report an injury or illness after it occurs.
After reporting your illness or injury, your employer may ask you to fill out a claim form to begin the process of applying for workers’ compensation. On this form, you can provide details about your illness or injury and the circumstances surrounding it related to work. This claim helps determine whether or not you are eligible for benefits.
What Happens if My Claim Is Approved?
If your workers’ compensation claim is approved, you will receive a notice and begin receiving benefits. Benefits will often cover a portion of lost wages and medical costs related to the illness or injury.
If you believe your employer isn’t providing you with the full range of benefits you’re entitled to, or if they have refused to provide benefits, it may be worth consulting an attorney. Legal actions may be limited in some cases by the workers’ compensation agreement, but we can still help. The experienced attorneys at Reasonover Law can help you better understand your legal rights and advise you on your options.
Reasonover Law: Personal Injury, Disability, and Car Accident Attorneys
At Reasonover Law, our small professional firm is here to help you through the stressful aftermath of a workplace injury. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation and support we can offer. Whether you’re seeking workers’ compensation benefits or considering a lawsuit against your employer, our team of experienced attorneys can help.
If you have been injured on the job, don’t wait to seek legal advice. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We are here to help you understand your legal rights and options and to help you navigate the complex process of receiving the compensation that you deserve.