I was recently injured while on the job? An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help victims of a workplace illness or injury. They can help you get coverage for medical costs, lost wages, and mental and emotional stress from the incident.
Getting disability benefits is often one of the most complex parts of resolving a workers’ compensation case. Some insurance companies insist on denying benefits as long as you can perform any job at all.
“Medical only” cases are pretty common regarding workers’ compensation benefits, but they represent only a tinyWas I share of overall payments. In most cases, 100% of medical costs are paid for, and you can receive cash benefits for lost work time after a 3- to 7-day waiting period.
Essential documentation to look over with your lawyer includes:
– Any medical documentation or evidence of the illness or injury such as dates of diagnoses, previous medical records, doctors’ reports, and documentation of surgeries and procedures
– Your Social Security information
– Your original birth certificate or proof of U.S. citizenship
– Any U.S. discharge papers if you were in the military before 1968
– Your W-2 forms or tax returns for the last year, as your financial information helps the SSA identify your needs based on your economic situation
– Pay stubs, settlement agreements, award letters
– Proof of temporary or permanent workers’ compensation or similar benefits you’ve received.