What qualifies for Workers’ Comp?
Day in and day out, you work hard to provide for the needs of your family. You take pride in what you do and you’re dedicated to your work. Your hope is that, in return, your employer will show the same loyalty and concern for you in your time of need. When you’re injured on the job, you may be unable to continue, at least temporarily, the requirements of your work. Unfortunately, even though you are unable to continue working, your financial responsibilities and the needs of your family cannot be put on hold.
If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. Diseases, injuries, and other short and long term disabilities that are caused in performing your job responsibilities are covered by these benefits.
Many companies will do the right thing and make sure that you receive the medical care you need and will cover the related costs. If, however, your employer does not provide you with the medical care you need or does not cover these costs in a timely manner, don’t hesitate to call me.
What should I do if I’m injured on the job and need compensation?
Report the accident or injury to your employer and seek immediate medical attention. Keep a copy of your medical records and prescriptions for medications that are needed.
Workers’ compensation benefits include lost wages, medical fees and vocational rehabilitation. It is reasonable to expect compensation for lost wages that is equal to two-thirds of your gross wages. Your medical expenses should also be covered.
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