Injured at work? Workers' compensation can help

Being injured at work is the start of a nightmare for some people. There is a chance that you might be unable to return to work right away. Plus, the cost of medical care that you need might seem prohibitive. People who are injured on the job have the option of filing for workers' compensation coverage. This program covers the cost of medical care, but it can also help in other ways.

Workers' compensation coverage can replace some of the wages you would have earned if you hadn't been injured. This is meant for prolonged periods off work, so you won't receive a check if the time you have to spend off doesn't meet the requirements. Additionally, you won't have your entire check replaced. Instead, only a portion of your normal wages is covered. Even though this is the case, the money you'd get could still help you cover basic expenses until you are able to return to work.

We understand that most workers don't have knowledge about the ins and outs of the workers' compensation system. We are here to help you find out what you are entitled to and to fight for you to receive those benefits. There are times when the initial ruling from workers' compensation isn't up to par. In those cases, we can appeal on your behalf, so you can get the benefits you are entitled to.

You shouldn't ever feel guilty about having to use the workers' compensation system when you are injured. The program is here to protect you and your employer. We are here to help ensure you get what you are due.

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