When you receive workers’ compensation benefits, the dollar amount that you receive is 2/3 of your gross weekly wage, as calculated by the previous 26 work weeks. In addition to this, you receive medical care and vocational rehabilitation if you are unable to return to your old job after you recover.
At the Walz Law Office, we understand how important it is for you to receive these benefits with the medical care being just as important as the wage replacement benefits. The medical benefits help you heal so that you can go back to work or get a new job that increases your earning potential. We want to help you achieve all of this.
Medical bills can be quite high when dealing with a work-related injury, which is why you receive medical benefits as a part of your workers’ compensation benefits. You can work with a physician that is recommended by the insurer or you can demand to use your own. Your Alexandria workers’ compensation attorney can help you make this declaration. It is important that you make the decisions regarding your medical care so that you receive the best care.
There may even be times when you need a certain medication but the insurer turns down the claim. This does not mean you have to be stuck with that bill. You can bring this to our attention and we will find out why the medical treatment was denied and do what we can to make sure you get the treatment that you need.
Fighting For Your Benefits
We will fight for your medical benefits. Even if you have a pre-existing condition that has been aggravated by your job, you may still be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits so that you can move forward in your recovery. Back and shoulder injuries, wrist and hand, and many others that may be pre-existing can lead to resistance from employers when it comes to filing a claim, so it all comes down to proving that the job worsened the condition. When this proof is presented and cannot be denied, the claim is most likely approved.
If you have already been denied and went about the process without an attorney present, it is not too late. We can pursue an appeal so that you can be approved and awarded the benefits that you need to improve the quality of your life.
Contact An Alexandria Workers’ Compensation Attorney
There are many types of injuries and illnesses that can occur on the job. Of course this depends upon the job, but every occupation comes with its hazards. So if you have been injured on the job and you are unable to continue to work, report the injury to your employer, seek medical attention, and call the Walz Law Office. At the Walz Law Office, you can count on working with an attorney who will help you with your claim from start to finish, including appeals, if any appeals are needed. To find out more, call today at (320) 251-5000 or call toll-free at (888) 253-3922 to schedule a free consultation.