Workers’ comp can cover a wide umbrella of injuries contracted on the job. But the key to receiving workers’ comp is proving those injuries occurred during the time of employment on the job. You cannot receive workers’ compensation beneﬁts if illness appears after having terminated time on the job because you may not be able to prove that the job and/or its conditions were the things to cause said illness.
In 2018, a total of 900,380 injuries or illnesses have occurred on the job site nationwide. Though the US Department of Labor strives to create safe workplace environments, it is not impossible, or even uncommon, for anyone from laborers to registered nurses to get injured while on the job. These injuries range from a slip and fall to severe lacerations, but not everyone knows what to do when these injuries or illnesses occur. A free consultation from the expert attorneys at the Ledger Law Firm may be able to steer you in the right direction when it comes to ﬁling a claim for workers’ compensation.
Proof of Injury
You must have proof of illness or injury relating to the work in order to receive workers’ compensation. Luckily, with the right proof, it is mandatory by law for the employer to compensate the employee for their injury. If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to receive workers’ comp from your employee, you can call and direct your answers to The Ledger Law Firm.
Though proving an injury that falls within the range of your work may be relatively easy, ﬁling a claim of injury may be relatively diﬃcult, especially if the injury at hand is an uncommon occurrence in the workplace. Which is why it is always helpful to hire or, at least, consult an attorney.
Issues that May Occur with Proof of Injury
Though you may be injured in work-related circumstances, your injuries may not always be enough proof alone to receive full compensation. Instances such as driving to work, injuries while lunch or injuries at an optional work-related event are often not covered for compensation. That is if these instances involve the relation of a request by an employer, that could alter your chance of receiving compensation rather than paying out of pocket for your injury.
There are many factors that not only go into ﬁling a claim but also go into what to do after your claim has been ﬁled. You may deal with a denial of the claim or a medicalonly claim when appealing for compensation. Depending on the severity of your injury, these situations may result in you paying a lot of money out of pocket. The expert attorneys at the Ledger Law Firm will work to the best of their abilities to protect your rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve given your situation.
Complex situations are not uncommon when ﬁling claims and are much harder to analyze and prove your right to receive workers’ compensation. You can go to ledgerlaw.com to contact a Ledger Law Firm workers’ comp attorney who may be able to help you with your case.