General Workers' Compensation Information

An accident at the work place can put you in a difficult situation. Luckily, almost all businesses are required to protect its employees with workers’ compensation insurance. If you find yourself missing time or facing costly medical bills after suffering an injury at work, you may want to consider filing a workers’ compensation claim.

How a Lawyer Can Help

Workers’ compensation can be difficult to navigate on your own so here are a few ways that a lawyer can help you navigate the beginning of the process

  • Eligibility – First and foremost it is important to determine that you are eligible. Even in cases where you are at fault it is still possible to receive workers’ compensation.
  • Coverage – Different injuries qualify for different levels of compensation and different scopes of coverage. Medical treatments, future physical therapy, compensation for missed time are all considerations that need to be made when filing a workers’ comp claim.
  • The Next Steps – Throughout the process you may have to deal with company doctors and insurance company. You will also have to figure out the status of your job. Having a guide through these steps can help ensure you get the treatment you deserve.

Specific Questions Regarding Your Case

There will be more questions that come up as you go but for now, here are some of the FAQs regarding the beginning of the workers’ compensation process and your eligibility: