Understanding Workers' Compensation Claims

Posted by Haleigh Haffner Mulhern | Apr 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

What you need to know to protect your rights

1. What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers' Compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their work.

2. What types of injuries are covered?

Workers' Compensation covers injuries and illnesses that occur as a result of work-related activities, including:

  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Exposure to harmful substances
  • Occupational illnesses
  • Car accidents while on the job

3. What benefits are available?

Workers' Compensation benefits vary by state, but may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Disability benefits
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Death benefits for surviving family members

4. How to file a Workers' Compensation claim?

To file a Workers' Compensation claim, you should:

  • Report your injury or illness to your employer as soon as possible.
  • Seek medical treatment and provide your medical provider with information about your work-related injury or illness.
  • File a claim with your state's Workers' Compensation board or commission.

5. Why hire a Workers' Compensation attorney?

A Workers' Compensation attorney can help you:

  • Navigate the complex legal system.
  • Understand your legal rights and options.
  • Ensure that you receive the benefits you're entitled to.
  • Represent you in court if necessary.

By understanding Workers' Compensation claims, you can protect your rights and ensure that you receive the benefits you're entitled to if you're injured or become ill as a result of your work.

About the Author

Haleigh Haffner Mulhern

Haleigh Haffner is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with a Juris Doctor and a certificate in Public Interest Law. Haleigh was sworn in to the Illinois Bar in January 2021. While at Loyola, Hal...


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