Workers’ compensation is an insurance that employers must offer for every employee. It provides cash benefits to workers who experience injury or illness because of the job.
You must report the injury and file the claim within 30 days. As soon as possible, you should submit the report in writing to your employer. You may also submit a C-3 form for compensation. You can also contact our law firm within 30 days to help with this process.
You should see a doctor as soon as possible once you have been injured. If work activities have led to a medical condition or affected your health and your abilities, seek medical attention right away. Your doctor’s office must also submit reports to the Workers’ Compensation Board, your insurance carrier, and your employer every month.
No, you should not pay any fee to your doctor’s office. Your workers’ compensation insurance benefits should pay for all medical treatment, including transportation to and from the doctor’s office.
You can receive a maximum amount of 2/3 of your weekly salary. The law entitles you to receive up to that amount.
You can return to work when your doctor decides with you that you are able to return. When you return to work, you must immediately tell the insurance company and your attorney. You may receive legal consequences from returning to work while continuing to receive compensation, so please inform us right away if you are going back to work.
Yes, if your doctor determines it is appropriate for you to continue to receive medical care, you can still receive treatment. A workers’ compensation judge will need to authorize continuing treatment.
It does not cost you anything up front to hire our legal services. Your consultation is free, and you will pay no legal fees unless we win. At the time of compensation, our law firm will receive payment from your insurance company as a percentage of your benefits.