Being injured at work ranks at the top of the list of things that most people dread. When you are hurt at work, you might be worried about losing your job. Fortunately, your employer can’t fire you for making a workers’ compensation claim. If the employer does fire you after you made a report about an injury at work, you might have a case for retaliation.
Another thing that you should remember is that your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage is something that they pay for to help keep you protected. If you are injured while you are working, this coverage could help you to get medical care. It can also provide you with partial wage replacement if you have to miss work due to the injury.
We understand that you might feel like all of this is more than you can handle. We are here to help you navigate through the system. In some cases, this means fighting for the benefits you are due when you aren’t being given those.
It is sometimes necessary to appeal decisions you receive in the case. You should make sure that you review all of the correspondence you get regarding your claim. If you need to take any actions, you will get notices about this. You will also be given information about how to appeal decisions. This often comes with very strict time limits and instructions that you have to follow perfectly. We are here to help you with this, just be sure to let us know as soon as you get correspondence so we can ensure we don’t miss important deadlines.