Have you been injured while on the job? If so, your employer has a responsibility to you. This responsibility is the fact that they have to file an injury report. It is then your right to file a workers’ compensation claim. This is why your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance. They provide you with the insurer’s name and you can move forward with your claim. Even if they don’t provide you with the name, you can still find out and file the claim that you are entitled to file for the injuries that you sustained. You can receive wage replacement, medical benefits, and undergo vocational rehabilitation so that you can return to work.
Depending upon the line of work, workplace injuries have many faces. The type of injury also determines what kind of long-term disability may exist or if there will be a complete recovery. The different types of injuries are why there are different types of workers’ compensation benefits. A person can qualify for permanent disability, partial disability that allows them to work part-time and still receive some benefits, and temporary benefits. As a part of what is received, medical care is given and vocational rehabilitation if the injury is one that causes a person to not be able to return to their old job or one similar to it.
As for the most common forms of workplace injuries, they include:
- Head injuries and brain trauma
- Back strain, herniated disk, and other back injuries
- Knee, angle, and hip injuries
- Eye injuries
- Occupational illnesses (mental and physical)
- Wrongful death
Of course, the list can go on and on. If it can happen, it will happen to someone. Objects fall, there are times when there are obstacles in the way that cause a fall, the floor may be wet, machinery may malfunction, the proper equipment may not be available to lift heavy objects, and so much more. Every job has some kind of hazard.
Third Party Injury
While you may have been injured on the job, it could have happened on property owned by someone else. You can file for workers’ compensation and also hold the third party responsible, especially if they were negligent and that led to your injuries. The Walz Law Office will work to prove what happened so that you know what your course of action should be and so your workers’ comp claim can be as hassle-free as possible.
Contact A Morrison County Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Don’t settle with a denial of your claim or even believe that you do not qualify for workers’ compensation. You may be quite surprised that qualification does not have to be as difficult as it seems or that a denial is the end of the road. The Walz Law Office believes that an injured worker deserves to receive wage replacement benefits that allow them to live while they recover. To find out more, call the office at 302-251-5000 or toll-free at (888) 253-3922 to schedule a free consultation.