How Much Does Lowe’s* Workers’ Compensation Cover?

If you have been injured while working at Lowe’s, you probably are wondering how much does Lowe’s workers’ compensation cover? While every state sets its own laws regarding workers’ compensation, most of the benefits are very similar. In general, you will have medical benefits and a portion of lost wages will be covered.

This means that your medical care will be paid by your employer’s insurer and that you will get about two-thirds of your regular salary for the time that a workers’ comp physician determines you are unable to work. The work orders will have to be put in writing by a workers’ comp approved physician.

Benefits Offered by Workers’ Compensation

For you to receive medical benefits, you will need to see a physician that is on the approved list of workers’ compensation physicians at Lowe’s. This list is usually posted in a visible place for employees, such as in a breakroom or by a time clock. If you don’t see it, you should ask your manager or supervisor for a copy or a list.

Your physician will have to clearly state you are unable to work for you to be able to receive benefits for lost wages and missed work. If your physician says you can perform light duty, you will be working at a different job unless your employer says there is nothing that you can do. They will then have to document that, so you will receive compensation for missed work and lost wages.

Additional Benefits

In some states, the treating physician must assign a disability rating based on your injuries when you are released from care. You will then be given a lump sum payment based on that rating. As an example, a broken hand that leads to a rating of 5% is not going to receive the same payment as a back injury with a 60% rating. Your work duties and pay rate will also impact the value of your settlement.

A workers’ compensation attorney is needed to help you with this aspect of your claim. A lawyer will be able to determine how your future earnings will be impacted by your injury and if you will need medical care in the future. This settlement could have a major impact on your future, so don’t try to negotiate it alone. In some states, vocational retraining is covered if you are unable to return to the same job. Remember, workers’ comp laws do vary from state to state.

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Consult With a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you have been injured while working at Lowe’s, consult with a workers’ compensation attorney from your state. A local lawyer will be familiar with the state workers’ comp laws and will know which benefits you are entitled to receive.

A lawyer can appeal denied claims and fight to get benefits back on track if they have been stopped. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form today, so you can have your Lowe’s workers’ comp claim reviewed by a workers’ compensation attorney.

*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Lowe's, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.