WE HELP THOSE INJURED AT WORK GET COMPENSATION
Workplace accidents happen frequently in Indiana. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, our state saw over 41,000 workplace accidents in 2019. These accidents left many workers with crippling injuries and prevented them from returning to work. Even worse, dozens of workers were killed in workplace accidents.
Fortunately, Indiana law requires that most employers carry workers’ compensation policies which can pay out benefits when someone is hurt. Our Auburn workers’ compensation lawyer has ample experience helping injured workers navigate the claims process, including appeals. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Any worker injured on the job should receive benefits. The key is whether they were working at the time they were injured. There is a misconception that you must be injured at work. However, if you travel for work to visit clients or attend conferences, you can still claim benefits if you were hurt outside the office.
Our clients have suffered many terrible injuries, including injuries related to:
- Equipment malfunction
- Crush injuries
- Car accidents
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Toxic exposure
- Occupational illness
Workers’ compensation benefits are no-fault, so it does not matter if your own carelessness contributed to the accident.
Injured workers should receive medical benefits for all reasonable and necessary care. These expenses include rehabilitation and the costs of prescription drugs and prosthetics. However, you cannot receive medical bills for a pre-existing injury unless it was aggravated in your accident.
Those who are injured are often unable to work. Fortunately, many employees will qualify for temporary or permanent disability benefits. The amount will depend on your injury and your average weekly wage. In general, most people receive only two-thirds of their wages.
If a loved one died, then Indiana also provides a death benefit to certain family members. Meet with an Auburn workers’ compensation attorney to learn more.
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STEPS TO TAKE FOLLOWING A WORKPLACE INJURY
It is vital that workers take the necessary steps following an accident to protect their rights. For example, they should promptly report the accident to a manager or supervisor. This provides notification of a possible claim and protects other workers as well.
Your employer should prepare a written accident report. Follow up to ensure that they have done so because their failure can slow down the claims process.
Attend all doctor appointments and complete physical therapy as recommended. You must show that you take your injuries seriously and are trying to get better, otherwise you will undermine your claim.
An insurer should decide on a claim within 30 days of it being filed. Unfortunately, many insurers drag their feet or unfairly deny a claim. Contact one of our Auburn workers’ compensation lawyers today to learn whether you can appeal.
GET HELP FROM DELVENTHAL LAW OFFICE TODAY
The workers’ compensation process is needlessly complex. Many injured workers still have considerable financial losses even if they qualify for benefits. To maximize your compensation, call one of our lawyers today. We will analyze whether you can sue a third party for the accident.
Schedule your consultation today by calling (260) 484-6655. Our lawyers work on contingency, which means we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
AREAS WE PRACTICE
At the Delventhal Law office, our Fort Wayne personal injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of accident victims. If you or a family member was injured because of the carelessness or recklessness of another party, we can help. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers handle a wide array of legal cases, including:
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