Getting hurt on the job raises many questions. The main concern you’ll probably have is whether workers’ compensation will cover the cost of treatment. A workers’ comp lawyer will tell you that many clients face a lot of red tape regarding their claims. Here at The Law Office of Tipton-Downie, our workers’ compensation attorneys would like to help you ease your stress over your claim. Here is some information about workers’ compensation and injuries.
Is workers’ compensation available in your workplace?
Before we discuss injuries and workers’ comp policies, you’ll need to understand what the coverage looks like in your company. Coverage may vary based on the type and size of the business. For this reason, it’s always good to ask your employer about their workers’ compensation benefits as soon as possible after you’re hired.
Does it matter if the injury happened on-site or off-site?
You may be concerned about the location where the injury took place and how it relates to your work. Do you have to be at your workplace for the injury to qualify for a claim? As long as the injury was related to your work, it doesn’t matter if you were at your plant or office. Of course, other circumstances may play a role in how much your claim may be covered by your employer.
Are there injuries that are not covered under this policy?
Any injury that occurs as a result of criminal acts, self-infliction, or company violation will likely be denied.
It’s always best to meet with a workers’ comp lawyer if you’ve been hurt at work. Reach out to The Law Office of Tipton-Downie. We’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve from your employer.