If you have been injured at an on site job, then you might qualify for worker's compensation. If you have been injured, you undoubtedly have some questions about this experience. Throughout the course of this brief guide, a few commonly asked questions about worker's compensation will be answered. For more thorough going answers to these questions, and any more that you might have, it is recommended that you speak with a local, trusted worker's compensation lawyer.
What Kind Are The Baseline Benefits You Can Receive?
Generally speaking, there are two benefits that you will receive as a payout for worker's compensation. You will receive compensation for your medical bills, as well as payment for the time you must take off of work.
Are There Any Other Benefits Of Which You Should Be Aware?
Yes, but they are less commonplace than the baseline benefits to which you are entitled. If the injury you received or the disease you have contracted requires you to be unable to work on a long term basis, you may qualify for Social Security Disability, as well as a disability benefits pension. This may require that you produce additional medical evidence than what you were required to produce just in order to receive the baseline benefits.
What Should You Do If You Are Injured At Work?
If you believe some work related activity has been detrimental to your health or has caused you injury or some other form of harm, then you must seek medical treatment as soon as possible, and notify your employer within 30 days of having received your on-site injury or contracted the illness. In most cases, you will be required to fill out an incident report and deliver it to your human resources department.
Do You Need A Lawyer?
It is highly recommended that you utilize the services of an attorney if you are entitled to worker's compensation. Attorneys will offer free consultation and, at the very least, you should take advantage of this. An experienced worker's compensation attorney can help you negotiate inside of and outside of the court room, as well as help you produce necessary evidence and argumentation that will help you pursue your claim. An experienced worker's compensation attorney will also understand the contingencies of state and municipal laws revolving around a worker's compensation claim.
Throughout the course of this brief article, hopefully you have learned some answers to commonly asked questions about filing for worker's compensation, as well as some of the legal issues involved. For more information, contact firms like Freedman, Wagner, Tabakman & Weiss.