Workers Compensation

What happens when you develop an illness because of a job? There are work hazards that you will constantly be susceptible to and you will need to know the course of action once you’ve been exposed to the uncertainties. 



As much as some accidents can be avoided, it is the responsibility of the employer to provide a safe and healthy working environment. If you suffer an injury or sickness because of negligence from the part of the employer, you will deserve to be compensated in one way or another.

The law makes it mandatory for employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance. It should be noted that insurance will not cover everyone on the job. Contractors and agricultural workers are exempted from this insurance. In order to qualify for workers’ compensation, you must be an employee of the organization and you must be injured in the line of duty. Just because an injury happened on the job doesn’t necessarily mean that you qualify for compensation. There are situations where the compensation won’t be enough and you might need to get in touch with a lawyer.


Report Injury or Illness

For you to qualify for compensation, it is imperative that you’re reporting the illness or injury as soon as it happens. You won’t be doing yourself any favors if you only report it to a colleague. Your immediate supervisor will need to know of the accident so that they can take the appropriate action. 

A good company that has the right procedures will provide an incident report for you to fill. Be as detailed as possible with the explanations so that there is no grey area as to what happened.

Visit The Right Medical Doctor

It is also important that you’re getting treatment from the right medical provider. Not everyone is going to be experienced with work-related injuries. Your company might have a specialist that you can see in case of an accident. 

You don’t want to go to a provider whose bills will not be covered with the insurance policy. The doctor will need to be made aware that the injury happened at work. If you have to work with your own doctor, you will need to make sure that he or she is covered by the policy.

Medical History and Circumstances of the Injury

The medical history should clearly explain how the injury came about and also how it has affected your overall health. The compensation might not treat some body parts that are not listed on the cover.

Ask For an Explanation About the Coverage

There are some areas about the coverage that might not be clear. You want to make sure everything is in black and white so that you know what to expect in case of an injury. The explanation should consistent with what is required by the law.

Stay Sober at Work

You’re expected to always stay sober at work, especially when you work in a hazardous environment. You might be eligible for workers compensation if you get injured while under the influence.

You Don’t Always Need an Attorney

To a lot of people, getting in touch with an attorney won’t be the first thing on their mind once they’ve been injured. It is the state that will set the payout and it will be rare to get more or less than what you deserve. There is no harm in reaching out to a law firm like Slominski Law if you feel that the compensation is not fair. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis and will not charge for the consolation.

Cheaters Always Get Caught

Cheating has become common with workers compensation claims. Insurance companies have invested heavily in investigation techniques and will leave no stone unturned when seeking the truth. There is a fraud division in most reputable insurance companies and you will not get far if your aim is to scheme the company.

Big Payouts are Possible but Rare

You should be wary of an attorney that guarantees big payouts. The payout that you get will depend on the injuries that you’ve sustained and the overall impact. It is not every day that there will be a big case. 

That means that such cases are extremely rare. If you’re not sure of the process, it is important that you’re consulting with a personal injury attorney. Insurance companies can also be mischievous and will want to pay as little as possible or sometimes not pay anything at all. Working with an attorney will ensure that you’re getting the compensation that you truly deserve.