In some industries, on the job accidents are more common than others.
It’s more likely that a construction worker may be involved in an accident in the workplace than someone who has a job in an office. However, accidents can truly occur anywhere, and if you or a loved one were injured in an accident at work, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
Here are answers to your most frequently asked questions about workplace injuries:
Will I Get Workers’ Compensation?
Although workers’ compensation is designed to provide financial restitution for the medical expenses and lost wages of an employee who was hurt at work, not all employees are approved for benefits.
For example, employees who were found to test positive for drugs at the time of the accident or an employee whose original accident report doesn’t match his or her medical records may be denied workers’ compensation. By working with a seasoned workplace injury lawyer, you can determine whether you are eligible for workers’ comp benefits given the individual circumstances of your case.
What If My Workers’ Compensation Doesn’t Cover Everything?
Many people are surprised to find that workers’ compensation benefits provide very basic coverage for work-related injuries.
Some medical expenses may not be covered, especially if the employee saw a doctor that has not been approved by the employer. In some cases of temporary or permanent disability, the financial impact of the accident and resulting injuries far outweighs what workers’ compensation could reimburse to injured employees. In these cases, it may be beneficial to the employee to explore the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit.
What Should I Do If My Employer Isn’t Cooperative?
Not all employers are cooperative when it comes to injured employees who wish to file a workers’ compensation claim.
If your employer gives you a hard time or makes it difficult for you to file your claim, you may need to consult with an attorney who has experience working with contentious employers and workers’ compensation.
Contact a Work Injury Attorney Today
If you or a loved one were injured while on the job, it is imperative that you contact an experienced work injury lawyer as soon as possible.
At the Sarkisian Law Offices, we have an outstanding track record of success with workplace injury cases and can provide you with the expertise and resources needed to give your case a legal edge. When you need a law firm that you can count on to have your back in an injury case, contact our knowledgeable and zealous attorneys.
Call today for a consultation to discuss your unique legal needs at (219) 942-7171 or (219) 477-3998. We are available now to assist you.