The Help You Need After An Accident

Having an accident which impacts on your life is stressful. When you are trying to cover medical costs and need to take time off work to recover, it is important that you know what your financial options are. Personal injury attorneys help people who have been through an accident and now seek recourse from the other person who caused it. Before you meet with a personal injury attorney, there are details you need to gather so the attorney can help you with your case. These posts are all about what accident and personal injury attorneys do, what they need from you, and the different situations where using one is beneficial to your lifestyle.

Getting All The Workers' Comp Benefits You Deserve


If a workplace accident has left you hurt and out of work, your employer's workers' compensation plan is supposed to cover you. Hurt workers who file a claim and are approved can expect several valuable benefits. To help make sure you get everything you are entitled to get, read below for a summary of workers' compensation insurance benefits commonly provided to hurt workers.

Medical Treatment Coverage

Not only is a trip to the doctor required if you expect workers' comp insurance coverage, but it's also a good idea for your overall general health. See which provider is most convenient, and don't hesitate to take an ambulance ride to the closest emergency room if you have too. Later, you may need to use certain medical providers approved by the workers' comp insurer. All of the medical care provided to you as a result of a work-related accident or illness is covered. If your doctor orders it, it's covered. That includes the following:

  • Emergency room expenses.
  • Prescribed medications and durable medical goods like a walker and raised toilet.
  • Doctor's visits.
  • Hospital stays and surgeries.
  • Diagnostic testing.
  • Physical therapy, including inpatient stays and home health services.

If you are being denied coverage for needed medical treatment, contact a workers' comp lawyer.

Disability Wages

If you are unable to work at your job due to your injury or illness, you are entitled to a partial salary. The disability wage varies but is typically only a portion of the worker's usual salary. The money comes to you weekly and is free of any deductions like taxes, FICA, retirement contributions, or healthcare premiums. Be sure to make arrangements with your human resources department to cover the usual deductions in the meantime. Sometimes, weekly checks can be late. The workers' comp insurer could be ordered to pay you interest on any late benefits. Talk to a lawyer to find out more.

The Permanent Disability Settlement

Some hurt workers cannot return to their jobs and are ruled to have a permanent disability. That is known as maximum medical improvement (MMI) and means that you are entitled to a lump-sum settlement from the insurer. It's very important for hurt workers to know how much they are entitled to get because they may never be able to earn their previous income again. The amount you get is negotiable, and it's highly advised that you seek support from a workers' comp lawyer when you find out that you are at MMI.

All issues with approval, coverage, or settlements should be brought to the attention of a workers' compensation attorney.


4 September 2020