If you are injured on the job, the first thing you should do is receive medical attention.
From there, once you are stabilized and have an idea of what your injuries entail, you’ll want to learn more about your ability to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
In short, workers’ compensation is a type of employer insurance that is used to provide injured employees with financial assistance after a work related injury.
Due to the fact that a workplace injury can quickly put you in a bad financial position, workers’ compensation is typically paid out in a fast and efficient manner. This way, you have the money you need to pay for medical bills, as well as other expenses, until you can return to work.
The amount of money you receive is dependent on several factors, including the state in which you live, the cap on benefits in your state, and how long you are out of work.
When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you expect to receive benefits without delay. Unfortunately, it’s possible that your claim could be denied, such as because your employer argues that you weren’t injured on the job.
If your claim is denied, read the letter carefully as to learn more about the appeals process.
At our law firm, we know that injured workers face a variety of challenges. Over the years, we have helped many people receive the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve.
If you’re injured on the job, don’t wait to apply for workers’ compensation benefits. This could be just what you need to better your situation until you can return to work.