Workers compensation can be tricky, especially if you wish to return to the job once you’re fully healed. In order to ensure you receive rightful compensation after getting injured at work, you need to complete the following 5 steps.
Take the time to fill out this report correctly as misinformation on the report may negatively affect the outcome of your case. But, don’t just sign anything your employer hands you. Make sure you read through all paperwork and understand what they mean now and in the future of your case.
Legally, an employer appointed doctor might be required by your company to complete a medical examination. The results will then be forwarded to your employer. But don’t stop there.
This will ensure that your medical examination was completed correctly and not swayed by your employer to avoid paying for higher compensation.
Once you have completed both doctor examinations, consult and hire a personal injury attorney. Many reputable attorneys will offer free consultations so make sure you take the time to find the right attorney for you.
Your new personal injury attorney will help you gather the necessary paperwork
(Including doctor reports, employer contracts, accident location information, etc.) and set up a claim with your insurance company. Your lawyer will then obtain temporary workmen’s compensation payments for you while you are unable to work.
Once you are released by a treating physician and received all of your medical bills and records, you are eligible to receive your full settlement amount.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an injury at work, contact the experienced workers compensation lawyers in Schaumburg (Greater Chicago area) by visiting our website at IAmCallingMyLwyer.com or calling us at 888-841-HURT.
In large part, worker’s compensation is designed to protect employers from far reaching personal injury claims by acknowledging a certain benchmark of liability. Because of this, insurance companies will do everything they can dismiss your claims and obscure your rights. If you understand the following, you can stand up to insurance adjusters in court and demand your fullest compensation under the law. You are entitled to compensation for:
1. ALL PAST AND FUTURE MEDICAL EXPENSES
Although pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment are not covered under worker’s compensation, your injuries are. In fact, your employer’s insurance is required to cover any medical treatment that is related to your accident for life, even after you stop working there. Testimony and medical reports from your doctor will be needed to determine the costs and extent of the this treatment.
2. “LOSS OF USE” OF YOUR INJURED BODY PART(S)
“Scheduled loss of use” benefits are a monetary award that accounts for the loss of use of various body parts, be it your neck, knee, shoulder, arm, ankle, eye, ear, finger, or anything else. The benefit is calculated according to the duration of the loss of use and the specific body part. Certain body parts are covered for different periods of time as well. Vision loss, for instance, has a longer compensation timeline than a finger injury.
3. LOSS OF INCOME
If your injury prevents you from earning at the same level as before, you are entitled to weekly compensation checks even before you return to work. If you are unable to work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income indefinitely.
This is an all too frequent occurrence for the unfortunate people that are injured while on the job. An employer may come to the conclusion that because an employee filed a workers compensation claim he or she should be fired. If you can establish that you, more likely, got fired from your job because you made the claim then you can prevail on this type of claim. This case is called wrongful termination. If the employer can establish that you were fired due to actual work performance issues then the employer can possibly defeat your claim of wrongful termination. There is a statute of limitations that applies to making this wrongful termination claim so, please do not delay in learning what grade you may have this a fortunate situation. Please remember to contact WWW.IAMCALLINGMYLAWYER.COM with any questions about an accident claim and please remember to not delay making that call. There are strict time rules that apply.