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Know your rights for workers’ compensation benefits

| Feb 10, 2017 | Firm News, Workers' Compensation |

In our previous blog post, we discussed workers’ compensation and some of the limitations that are present with the coverage. If you were injured in an accident at work or suffer from a work-related illness, you might opt to claim workers’ compensation benefits. We know that this can be difficult to decide because you might be ready to work.

It is crucial that you take the time to heal from your injuries or illness. Trying to go back to work too soon can be detrimental to your health. When you go to the doctor, you will get a treatment plan. While you don’t necessarily have to do each item in the treatment plan, you should make sure that you carefully consider each point. There are some items that might be necessary because failing to do them could lead to a worsening of your condition.

Once you apply for workers’ compensation benefits, you will get a decision about what benefits you will receive. If you don’t agree with this decision, you can launch an appeal. We know that this might seem a bit difficult. There are some aspects of the appeal that you must ensure are followed perfectly, such as complying with time limits that are noted.

We know that you likely have some concerns and possibly some questions about what you are going to do. You may need to know more about the workers’ compensation program and how it can help you. We are here to answer your question about everything from the initial filing through launching an appeal. We can help you to handle each step of the process.