Dedicated Chicago Attorneys Helping Injured Workers
No one plans to get injured on the job. Accidents can happen because of mistakes made by the employer, the employee, and sometimes even random chance. If you’ve been hurt on the job, you need the services of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. People who are hurt on the job are protected by the law and entitled to receive benefits and compensation for their injury. Although you are not legally required to file a workers’ compensation claim, it’s important that you do so. This helps hold your employer responsible for unsafe work conditions, and to get the benefits and compensation that you’re entitled to receive.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is an insurance policy put into place to protect workers who are hurt on the job. In each state, there is a law that states that most employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance. This is provided to employees at no cost. Even if you have health insurance, workers’ compensation is extremely important if you get hurt on the job.
Workers’ compensation provides many helpful benefits if you file a claim after you’re hurt on the job. One of the best-known benefits is medical care. Even if you have health insurance, you may have deductibles that you need to meet before your health insurance kicks in. If you are hurt on the job and file a workers’ compensation claim, you can receive free medical care, prescriptions, therapy, surgery, and other medical necessities to help you get better.
If you can’t work, you may qualify to receive temporary or permanent payments from workers’ compensation. However, you’ll have to meet certain qualifications in order to receive this benefit.
If you’ve filed a claim and you’re not sure that you’re getting the benefits that you’re entitled to receive, it’s important that you call Malman Law right away to learn about your rights under the law.
Were You Hurt on the Job?
If you were hurt on the job, you may not know what to do. It can be a confusing time. Follow this list:
- Let your supervisor or manager know that you’ve been hurt. Do not continue to work. This can make even minor injuries much worse.
- If you have a medical emergency, call 911. You are entitled to emergency medical care.
- File a workers’ compensation claim with your Human Resources representative.
- Ask for a list of medical providers who can treat you at no charge. Although you can see your own doctor, you may have to pay out of pocket to do so. If so, make sure that you keep any receipts because you may be reimbursed by workers’ compensation.
- Don’t sign anything without first talking with a lawyer. In fact, you should call a workers’ compensation lawyer right away for a free consultation. An attorney can read over anything that you’ve been asked to sign to make sure that you’re not signing over your legal rights.
You’re Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Any worker who is hurt on the job is likely eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. While the workers’ compensation insurance company may pay your medical bills without question, they may not tell you that you could be eligible for other compensation. This is why you need a workers’ compensation attorney: To get everything that you deserve.
You may be tempted to ask your employer or the workers’ compensation adjuster questions about your claim. However, you’re better off asking an attorney of your own. The workers’ compensation adjuster is out to settle your claim for as little as possible. They’re most concerned with their bottom line. To make sure that you’re getting everything that you deserve for your on-the-job injury, you need to contact the attorneys at Malman Law today.
How a Lawyer Can Help You
Often, workers’ compensation insurance companies will try to get you to sign away your right to sue or try to pay you as little as possible on your claim. A workers’ compensation attorney can protect your legal rights and help you get a fair settlement. It’s not a good idea to file your claim and represent yourself because the insurance company is only concerned with their bottom line. You need a legal advocate of your own.
Schedule Your Free Workers’ Compensation Consultation With Malman Law
If you’ve been hurt on the job, you’re not alone. If you’re ready to file your workers’ compensation claim, call Malman Law. We have experienced workers’ compensation attorneys who can help you get the compensation that you deserve. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us now toll-free or contact us online.