Workers' Compensation and
Job Related Injuries
Did you get hurt at work?
Workers’ Compensation is designed to provide an the fasted way to provide medical benefits
and income to the injured employee, while shielding employers from the liability involved with
former common law negligence suits. Workers' compensation is usually the only means of
financial help for an employee injured in a work related accident.
Clients have to be concerned with getting the medical treatment they need and taking care of
their families and expenses. Payment for job injuries are treated differently than with car
accidents. It will cost you nothing to ask us questions regarding your injuries and how to
minimize your losses. If the injury qualifies for workers compensation, the employer is
- payment of medical expenses
- lost wages during disability, and
- compensation for permanent disability or disfigurement
Pain and suffering is not a compensation factor.
There are also deadlines for filing a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission in the
event that the claim can't be resolved with the employer. We can help you with filing claims for
lost wages, long and short term medical treatment, and compensation for permanent
impairment or disfigurement from the initial stage to a hearing before an Administrative Law
Judge and appeals process.
When you are injured at work, your family suffers. You may face loss of income and fall behind
on your bills. If you do not have adequate health insurance, you may face a mounting pile of
medical bills as well, resulting in debt collection and impaired credit. Or worse, you may have
limited or no access to necessary medical treatment. It is important for you to contact an
attorney immediately, as delay may cause problems settling your case in the future. By taking
care of the legal and monetary aspects early, you can free yourself to concentrate on getting
better and taking care of your family.
If your injuries are serious enough, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits as
well as Workers' Compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How and when do I report a work related injury?
A. Injuries should be reported immediately to your employer, and request medical
treatment if necessary. Injuries should be reported within 90 days from the time they occur to
protect your rights to receive workers compensation benefits.
Q. Is there a deadline to file a claim?
A. Yes. A claim must be filed within two years from the date of injury or death.
Q. Am I entitled to medical treatment and will my employer pay for my medical
A. Yes. You are entitled to all necessary medical treatment that is likely to lessen your
disability. Your employer's Workers' compensation insurance generally pays for medical
treatment, weekly compensation benefits, and permanent impairment or injury. Our office can
assist you with getting a second opinion when needed.
Q. Am I entitled to financial compensation paid while I am being treated?
A. There is a seven-day waiting period before benefits can be paid. If you are out of work
for more than seven days, payments will come from your employer's insurance representative.
If you are out of work for more than 14 days, you will receive compensation even for the first
seven days. You can expect payments to be made directly to you and these should continue
until the doctor releases you to return to work.
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back on track.