Does Your Injury Qualify?
The Indiana Department of Labor reports that more than 90,000 workers are injured in job-related accidents in our state every single year. While some of these injuries are minor, sadly many workers suffer serious physical damage. To be sure, each year, thousands of Indiana workers suffer injuries that keep them off the job for weeks or months — and sometimes permanently.
A work injury can cause tremendous stress for an injured employee and their family. Beyond the long road to recovery, there is also a loss of weekly income. Fortunately, the Workers’ Compensation Act of Indiana provides our state’s workers with some desperately needed legal protections. This is mandatory, no-fault insurance coverage. A worker who has been injured on the job should be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits, including medical coverage and wage-loss compensation, regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
In practice, getting through the workers’ compensation claims process can be difficult. Many injured workers have trouble getting the full and fair benefits that they rightfully deserve under the law. This is where we can help. At Delventhal Law Office, our Dekalb County workers’ compensation attorney is committed to protecting the rights and interests of Indiana workers. If you were hurt while on the job in DeKalb County, please contact our law firm today for a free consultation.
4 Common Mistakes You Must Avoid:
Concealing the Injury
Missing Doctor’s Appointments
Doing Work that Violates Your Medical Restrictions
Giving Up on Pursuing Your Benefits