For many people who have gone through the workers’ compensation process, this part can be difficult because it is now out of your hands. You may find yourself just waiting on a decision, but still full of questions.
How an Attorney Can Help
An attorney can make sure the time you spend waiting on the decision is used productively by letting you know what to expect and helping you prepare for the next step.
- What to expect – There is no “one size fits all” answer for your expected compensation. The amount and coverage will vary based on factors that include your state, your salary, and the type of injury and treatment required. An experienced attorney can help you plan for the future taking into consideration the variables that go into calculating your compensation.
- What to do next – In some cases, the claim is either denied or the compensation is lower than expected. It may be necessary for you to make an appeal. While you are awaiting that decision, your attorney can make sure you have everything required to win your appeal.
More Specific Questions About What to do After You Have Filed for Workers’ Compensation
The legal process can be a confusing one and more questions will arise as you go through it. Your attorney will be able to answer all of those questions, but for now here are some FAQs regarding your job status, compensation and the next steps after filing:
- Can I get fired while receiving workers’ compensation?
- How do I calculate what I can receive from workers' comp?
- How do I pay my attorney?
- How long can I receive workers' compensation?
- How long does it take to settle a workers' compensation claim?
- How much does it cost to receive workers' comp?
- How much are workers' compensation settlements?
- How Much Will My Claim Be for A Work-Related Car Accident?
- If I am fired while receiving WC, will my compensation end?
- My claim was denied, can I appeal that decision?
- What damages can I receive in a workers’ compensation claim?
- What if my claim was settled but I need further medical care?
- What if I didn’t get a fair settlement with Lowe’s*?
- Will I lose my work benefits while I'm on workers' compensation?
- Will you lose your benefits if you return to work?
- What is an impairment rating?
- What is an intentional tort?
- What is the Minimum Workers’ Comp Payment in Each State?
- What is the Maximum Workers’ Comp Payment in Each State?
- What is an ulnar nerve damage settlement for workers’ compensation?
- What should I expect at my workers' compensation hearing?
- When will I receive my workers' compensation payments?