What is Workers’ Compensation?
By most definition, workers’ compensation is an insurance which provides wage replacement and medical assistance and benefits to employees who are injured or became ill during their employment in a company. In exchange of filing a lawsuit against a company, employees have the right to demand for workers’ compensation. The scope of workers’ compensation may differ in each state but are would likely include medical claims and wage replacement.
At Bobe and Snell, we make sure that our workers’ compensation attorneys deliver the best results. To help employees in their workers’ compensation claims, information needed is gathered by our dedicated staff and attorneys to create a solid claim against the company in question. Some of these are, but not limited to, the following:
- Proving the injury or illness is caused by the work done
- Recover records or employee’s wage history
- Conclude the exact place where the injury is sustained
- Confirm the employment of worker with the company
- Making sure that claim of the employee is still within the jurisdiction of State Board of Workers’ Compensation
A “notice of injury” is needed to file a workers’ compensation claim and this can only last within 30 days from the day that the employee is injured. Although there are only a few numbers of fraudulent claims, companies and employers will most likely have their own investigation on the injury or illness acquired by the employee. Once the information is recognized by our attorneys, cost of compensation for an employee’s claim will be based on his gross payroll and the seriousness of the injury or illness experienced. Some of the benefits that you can claim may vary but usually include the following:
- Coverage of necessary medical expenses
- Temporary wage for the healing period. This is divided to two- temporary partial disability (TPD) or temporary total disability (TTD)
- Benefits for permanent partial or permanent total disability
- If injury results to death, death benefits and burial expenses shall be paid to beneficiaries
We know how much it means to have someone assist you in times of needs and confusion. Our attorneys can give you a guarantee that your workers’ compensation claims matter and will be given action. If you have recently suffered from an injury at work but hesitant to make a move, you can call us and we can schedule you for a consultation. We will assure you that we will be by your side every step of the way.