If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. You may be entitled to have your medical bills paid and be compensated for a portion of your lost wages while you are out of work.
However, navigating your Workers’ Compensation claim can be challenging. Central Law Group wants to make sure you get all of the Workers’ Compensation benefits you are entitled to under law.
There are some important things to remember if you are injured on the job about your Workers’ Compensation claim.
Report your injury to your supervisor as soon as possible even if it is a minor injury. Some injuries can get worse over time and it is important to document when an injury occurred and under what circumstances.
Injured workers may be entitled to benefits regardless of fault the under most circumstances.
You cannot be fired for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim. If you are threatened with termination due to a workplace accident, contact your attorney immediately. Sometimes, an employer may ask you to forgo filing a claim on their Workers’ Compensation insurance an offer to pay your medical expenses out of pocket. If this is the case you need to contact your attorney to find out all of the benefits you are entitled to.
If you are a subcontractor with no Workers’ Compensation insurance, you may be able to file a claim on your general contractor’s insurance if they are considered your “statutory employer.” With a few narrow exceptions, all employers are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. If you are a subcontractor and perform work for a general contractor without providing your general contractor with a Certificate of Insurance, then the General Contractor may be required to allow you to file a claim on their insurance.
Come to Central Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation on your workers’ compensation claim.