Workers' compensations cases are often denied because people go to a hearing unprepared or present the wrong documents. Insurance companies have attorneys on their side, ready to prevent you from getting the benefits you may deserve.
If you have been injured on the job, you need the experience of Timothy C. Morris, P.A. to guide you through the complexities of the law and help you secure the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.
Workers' Compensation Overview
Workers' compensation laws allow workers who are injured in the course of their employment to be compensated for their injuries without having to resort to a traditional lawsuit, or court proceedings. An injured worker does not have to prove that his or her employer was negligent, or at fault for the injury, only that the injury happened in the course of, and in the scope of employment. Unless someone other than your employer was liable for your accident, workers' compensation may be your sole remedy for your injuries. You may recover for your injuries even if it was your fault.
Almost any kind of physical injury or disease is covered by workers' compensation. An injury or condition you already had will not qualify, unless it was aggravated or made worse on the job.
Workers' Compensation Benefits
Under most workers' compensation systems, an injured employee is entitled to the following types of benefits:
This includes all medical bills, prescriptions and mileage to and from the hospital, doctor's office or treatment facility.
If a leave of absence must be taken as a result of an injury suffered on the job, you may be entitled to temporary disability payments equaling approximately 2/3 of your normal gross pay.
If you are no longer able to perform your job duties and can no longer compete in the open labor market with uninjured workers, you may be entitled to a monetary award.
If you can no longer return to your former job, assistance in getting another job may be included in your benefit package.