Just about every American has to work in order to survive. Since labor is such a central part of our lives, every person deserves a safe and productive working environment. Fortunately, there are laws in place designed to protect the rights of the worker that will help ensure you get the coverage you deserve should you ever sustain an injury on the job. Here are some workers compensation tips for any disputes.
Understand Your Benefits
The benefits you can receive after you’re injured or disabled on the job are typically separated into several different categories, and you’ll only be eligible for a portion. The varying categories are as follows:
· Medical Treatment: These benefits cover the costs of any medical treatments you may require after your injury.
· Disability Benefits (Temporary): While you are recovering from your injury, these benefits will cover any lost wages.
· Disability Benefits (Permanent): Should your injury be more severe and long-lasting, these benefits will offer you compensation for permanent physical impairments.
· Job Training: These benefits cover the costs of finding and training for different work that’s more applicable to any new work restrictions.
· Travel: The cost of traveling to doctors and physical therapists can also be eligible for coverage.
Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If your employer is denying you the benefits you deserve, it’s generally a good idea to hire a workers compensation attorney to represent your interests in court. Without an attorney on your side, it can be hard to get the full benefits you’re entitled to. Some employers will even ignore your requests for information or appeals, as they may not take self-representation seriously.
To learn more about winning workers’ compensation disputes, get in touch with the Decker Law Office. Benjamin Decker is a licensed attorney with years of experience and a history of victories in workers’ comp cases, and he’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.