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What happens if an injury is the employee's’ fault?
Even if an injury is the employee’s fault, they may still be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
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Is a workers’ compensation attorney necessary for a claim?
Not always. If you injuries are minor and only require a short period of time from work, and your employer does not dispute it, you can settle the claim yourself.
What is a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME)?
A QME is an independent physician that is certified by to examine injured workers, evaluate their injuries and determine their qualification for workers compensation.
What causes a workers’ compensation claim to be denied?
A workers’ compensation claim can be denied for a number of reasons including: an injury not related to the job, a delayed injury report, seeing a doctor other than one required by your employer and a pre-existing condition.
Are employers required to provide workers’ compensation insurance?
Requirements to provide workers compensation varies by state, but generally all employers with at least one employee are required to provide workers compensation.
What does workers’ compensation insurance cover?
Workers compensation insurance covers hospital and medical bills related to on-the-job injuries and disabilities. It also provides disability payments while you are unable to work and, in some cases, pays for rehabilitation.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is an insurance program mandated by the state that provides compensation to workers who suffer injuries on the job. Each state has its own laws and programs.
What type of cases does a workers’ compensation attorney handle?
A workers’ compensation attorney assists with cases involving workplace injuries, denied claims, reduced settlements, employer retaliation related to a workers’ compensation claim and potential third-party claims related to injury.
What is a workers’ compensation attorney?
A workers’ compensation attorney is a lawyer that assist employees who have suffered a work-related injury in obtaining the benefits and settlement they are entitled to.