Getting injured on the job means that you may be entitled to specific benefits and compensation from your employer and insurance company, no matter how you sustained your injuries. Worker’s compensation is designed to provide the treatment and care for your injuries while also helping to provide financial assistance, with some coverage for lost wages.
Although you should inform your employer of any injury sustained while on the job, you do have up to 30 days to report an accident. Your employer should file an accident or incident report and may require you to seek treatment at a specific facility or doctor.
Worker’s compensation claims for small injuries that do not require significant treatment are usually ones that are processed quickly and without a fight.
Unfortunately, some employers or insurance companies will fight to deny or curtail legitimate work related injury claims. For example:
- Your employer claims that your injuries were sustained off the clock.
- The insurance company says that your injuries are less serious than they really are and don’t require additional treatment.
- The insurance company claims that you sought treatment at a facility that is “out of network” and will not cover the cost of treatment,
- Your injuries are the result of a pre-existing condition and not a workplace accident.
- Your claim for worker’s compensation benefits was denied.
- Your employer states that you are a temporary or contract employee and are not entitled to worker’s compensation benefits.
If you are getting the run around from your employer or you believe that you are not receiving the compensation you deserve, then call our office to ensure your rights are being protected.