If you are injured while working on the job, you should not have to pay for your medical treatment. Under workers’ compensation law, if a worker is injured on the job, the employer typically must pay for medical treatment as well as a specified amount to compensate for lost wages regardless of whether the employee was at fault. In exchange for this guarantee of treatment and other benefits, employees cannot have a jury trial for a work accident and cannot receive damage awards for pain and suffering.
Workers’ compensation cases are unlike any other. For example, if it becomes necessary for a a hearing (trial), your claim will be heard by an administrative law judge who only decides workers’ compensation disputes. There are also numerous forms, procedural steps, and issues that apply only in workers’ compensation cases.
The workers’ compensation claims process can be complicated and confusing to workers. The results-driven attorneys at Kilo Flynn seek to reduce the stress on injured workers by giving injured workers the confidence that they are getting the money and treatments they need and are entitled to under law so that the worker can focus on recovering from his or her injuries.
Some injured workers initially face challenges in receiving the benefits to which they are entitled. Others run into problems after they have had a period of treatment and their employer decides that the treatment should stop.