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Injured at work? File for workers’ compensation benefits

| Jan 19, 2018 | Firm News, Workers' Compensation |

The life that you live after being hurt at work might be very different from the life you lived before the injury. When the injury was one that greatly impacted your ability to work and the chance to enjoy your life, you might find that you just aren’t as happy. You might even fall into a depression.

When you are injured at work, there is a chance that you will need to get medical care quickly. You might also need to go through therapy and other appointments after you get the initial care. All of this can be costly.

The sheer expense of an on-the-job injury can be considerable, especially if you aren’t able to work right away after the accident. Because workers shouldn’t be expected to cover the cost of these injuries, workers’ compensation comes into the picture.

We know that you might have some questions about this coverage. It is something that is provided by employers at no cost to the employees. having the medical care you need after the injury and knowing that you might be able to get the partial wage replacement benefits if you have to remain off work may help you to feel less stressed.

Sadly, workers’ compensation benefits aren’t always what you’d expect. There are times when you might need to appeal a decision that is made. This is something that can come as a shock when you are already dealing with a lot of problems because of the injury. We can help you out if you need to appeal, but be ready to take action when you get the notice since there are very strict deadlines in these cases.