How Do I Know if I’m Covered Under Workers Compensation?
For the most part, if you are an employee of a business (not a contractor) and the business has more than three employees, you can expect that the company will have some kind of workers’ compensation benefits. The next step to this is that you need to suffer from an injury that happened as a direct result of your work. This means you will have a harder time fighting for these benefits if you were on a break from work or if you and another employee were goofing off and you got injured.
My Workers’ Compensation Benefits Checks Have Been Reduced. Why Did This Happen?
In some situations, the insurance agency may rightly reduce your checks. For example, if your doctor has cleared you to go back to work on restricted or limited duty, then the agency may reduce your wage benefits because you are able to work on a part-time basis. However, if you are in the same physical condition and your doctor has not cleared you for work in any capacity, we would recommend speaking with your attorney.
I Received My Workers’ Compensation Benefits but My Family Is Planning to Move Out of State. What Will Happen to My Benefits?
Your benefits would not necessarily be cut off because you moved out of state. In fact, the insurance agency may have an obligation to make sure you have a doctor even if you are in a new state. Make sure to give this information to your workers compensation lawyer.
I Got a Bill for My Medical Treatment but I Am Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits. Why Aren’t These Being Paid by the Insurance Company?
When your claim has been accepted and you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits from your employer’s insurance agency, you should not be getting bills for the medical care you are getting. Speak with your lawyer to make sure the physicians you are working with are not holding you financially responsible.
I Am Having a Hard Time Getting My Claim Approved. What Should I Do?
If you have been injured due to a job-related incident and your employer is not providing you with workers’ compensation benefits, call our law firm right away. We will prepare any legal documentation that is needed to file with the insurance company and/or the state’s workers’ compensation board.
If your claim has been denied, we will file an appeal with the board and appear with you before the appeals board and present your case. We will work diligently to get you the benefits you deserve, including medical expenses and wages and benefits. If you are left permanently disabled and unable to return to your job, we will fight to make sure you receive vocational training or other education and whatever other benefits you may be entitled to.