Workers Compensation Claim
If you have been injured on the job and are unable to perform your duties at work as a result of that injury, you may be able to file a workers compensation claim to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation and more.
How Do I Know If I Qualify for Workers Compensation?
There are some things to consider before filing a claim; however, the best way to know if you qualify for a workers compensation claim is to speak with a local attorney. He/she can assess the details of your work injury and determine if you qualify for a claim.
- The injury must have occurred on-the-job
- Not at fault ( for fault-based states). Some states will require proof that the injury was not your fault in order for a claim to be processed.
- The employer must be notified of the injury within a specified amount of time. Most states require that the rules about reporting work injuries be posted somewhere visible in the workplace.
I’ve Been Offered a Settlement by My Employer’s Insurance. Should I Take It?
A settlement is a guaranteed benefit and will take out the risk associated with litigation; however, a settlement will forfeit any future medical treatment for your injury (if your states allows it) so any surgeries, medication, doctors visits or rehabilitation will not be covered after a settlement leaving you responsible for those costs. It’s best to speak with a legal representative about your options before a settlement.
When Should I Consult with an Attorney About My Options?
It’s best to consult with a local workers compensation attorney the moment your work injury has occurred. Your attorney will guide you in the right steps to make the most out of your claim. The first weeks after an injury are critical, so it’s important to have someone who is experienced in workers compensation law on your side.
If you have been injured at work and want to file a claim, complete the contact form on this page. A legal representative will contact you to schedule a free consultation.