When You’re Hurt At Work.
An on-the-job injury or illness may qualify you for Workers’ Compensation benefits. However, the Workers’ Compensation system is very complex so you are strongly encouraged to:
- Immediately report your injury or illness to your employer.
- Immediately contact an experienced law firm like Harder, Wells, Baron and Manning.
We can help ensure the necessary evidence is submitted for claim allowance and that all your rights are protected. Your lawyer can often help you obtain more benefits for a longer period of time.
What Health Services are Covered?
If your claim is accepted, the Workers’ Compensation system will pay for all approved medical care, including your doctor, hospital, surgical, pharmacy and other health care services. Medical care must be diagnostic, curative or rehabilitative to be considered. These services are provided until your work-related injury has stabilized and reached a point where further recovery is not expected.
The attorneys at Harder, Wells, Baron and Manning can help explain to you the medical care to which you are entitled.
You are Entitled to Lost Wages.
If you cannot work due to your job-related injury or illness, you are entitled to lost wages, known as “time-loss compensation.”
The amount of your time-loss benefit check is 60 to 75 percent of your total wages and certain benefits, depending on your marital status and number of dependent children you have when you are injured. If you are able to work, but your earning capacity has been reduced, you are entitled to “loss of earning power” benefits. Wage loss benefits must be calculated using a complicated formula. Your receipt of other government benefits (such as Social Security) will also affect the amount of lost wages.
Check with Harder, Wells, Baron and Manning First!
Our attorneys will help you with your Workers’ Compensation claim. If you’re already on Workers’ Compensation, we’ll make sure:
- You were sent to see a medical specialist
- Your weekly checks are the right amount
- Your prescriptions are being paid for
- Your mileage is covered
The sooner you call us, the more we can help. We can help you every step of the way.
For a FREE consultation about your Workers’ Compensation case, contact Harder, Wells, Baron and Manning. There is no attorney fee unless one of our attorneys can help you.