Common Workers’ Compensation Questions :
What is Workers’ Compensation?
- Medical care benefits – medical treatment to help recover from work injury
- Temporary Disability benefits – wage replacement benefits for lost wages
- Permanent Disability benefits – payments if you are unable to achieve a full recovery
- Supplemental Job Displacement benefits – job skills retraining voucher
- Death Benefits – payments to a spouse, the deceased workers children, or other dependents
What is the process for filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
- Report the accident and injury to your manager as soon as possible.
- Complete a DWC-1 claim form and submit it to your employer. Your employer will most likely provide you with this form along with other forms for reporting the accident/injury.
- Go to the doctor immediately for medical treatment as well as to receive an evaluation of the extent of your injury.
- Once you have completed the necessary forms, the Employer’s Workers ’ Compensation Insurance Company has up to 90 days to either approve or deny an injured worker’s claim.
*If you claim is denied it is strongly advised that you consult with a workers compensation attorney to provide legal help in an appeal of the Insurance Companies’ denial of your claim. Contact our office now for a free consultation.
Do I need to seek legal representation from a workers compensation attorney?
Does it matter who is at fault of the injury?
Can my Employer fire me if I file a Worker’s Compensation Claim?
Can an Employer refuse to hire me because I filed a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
What is the cost or fees to hire an attorney to handle my workers’ compensation case?
WARNING : Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.