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Frequently Asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is an insurance that employers must offer for every employee. It provides cash benefits to workers who experience injury or illness because of the job.

How can I file a claim for workers’ compensation?

You must report the injury and file the claim within 30 days. As soon as possible, you should submit the report in writing to your employer. You may also submit a C-3 form for compensation. You can also contact our law firm within 30 days to help with this process.

When should I see a doctor?

You should see a doctor as soon as possible once you have been injured. If work activities have led to a medical condition or affected your health and your abilities, seek medical attention right away. Your doctor’s office must also submit reports to the Workers’ Compensation Board, your insurance carrier, and your employer every month.

Do I have to pay out of pocket for my medical care?

No, you should not pay any fee to your doctor’s office. Your workers’ compensation insurance benefits should pay for all medical treatment, including transportation to and from the doctor’s office.

How much payment can I receive?

You can receive a maximum amount of 2/3 of your weekly salary. The law entitles you to receive up to that amount.

When can I return to work?

You can return to work when your doctor decides with you that you are able to return. When you return to work, you must immediately tell the insurance company and your attorney. You may receive legal consequences from returning to work while continuing to receive compensation, so please inform us right away if you are going back to work.

Can I continue to receive treatment after going back to work?

Yes, if your doctor determines it is appropriate for you to continue to receive medical care, you can still receive treatment. A workers’ compensation judge will need to authorize continuing treatment.

How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?

It does not cost you anything up front to hire our legal services. Your consultation is free, and you will pay no legal fees unless we win. At the time of compensation, our law firm will receive payment from your insurance company as a percentage of your benefits.

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