Worker’s compensation is basically insurance that your employer pays for that will cover your medical bills if you are injured or disabled while working on the job. The Workers’ Compensation Law covers all employees, and if the injury is fatal, the benefits can be paid to surviving dependents.
However, as you might have guessed, employers are not always going to agree to pay workers compensation if they think the injury may have occurred while off the job of not on the premises of their business.
Steps You Need to Take to Receive Workers Compensation
There are some steps you need to take in order to insure that you receive “pay wage replacement” benefits . This first course of action (after you’re injured) is to seek medical aid immediately. You’re going to have to inform your medical provider that you were injured while working at your job so word can be sent to the State Insurance Fund immediately.
The next two steps should involve you notifying the accident reporting system at your job as well as calling your supervisor to give them an account of your injury with specific details.
Not everyone follows all of these steps, because when you are injured you’re not always thinking clearly. Unfortunately, if you do not follow exact procedure it may be possible for your employer to attempt to deny you the compensation you deserve. This is unlawful, and with the right legal aid you can GET the workers compensation entitled to you by law.
Find a Workers Compensation Lawyer Right Now
Contact a Fitzpatrick Law Firm workers compensation lawyer right now by calling 312-553-2200 if in Chicago. You’ve been injured, but you don’t have to suffer alone. Contact us today.