All injuries that happen at work have the propensity to alter your life forever. The more serious the injuries, the more likely they are to have drastic impacts on how you live. One thing that you have to think about in these cases is that you will have medical bills that need to be paid but you shouldn’t be the one who has to cover these if the accident happened at work.
Workers’ compensation coverage will cover these bills. You will have to report your injury and take the necessary steps to get your benefits, but they can help dramatically. Be sure that you find out about any limitations or requirements for the medical care that you need. We can help you with this aspect of workers’ compensation petitions if you feel you aren’t getting the care you deserve.
You might not be able to return to work right away after the accident. If you have a lengthy time that you will have to remain off, you may qualify for partial wage replacement benefits in the short term. We can help you learn if this is a possibility in this case. We will also help you review other types of benefits to find out if you qualify for any of those, including vocational rehabilitation.
One thing that many people aren’t prepared for when they file for workers’ compensation is that they might have to fight for the benefits that they deserve. There are times when the decision regarding benefits is less than what you think you should receive. We can review these cases and help you file an appeal of the decision that is made.