Medical And Lost Wage Benefits For Injured Workers
The first thing you look for after an injury at work is medical treatment. Workers’ compensation should cover the costs. If you must miss work, workers’ compensation offers benefits to account for lost wages, although your benefits will not be as high as your salary was.
When Morgan, White-Davis & Martinez, P.A., advises you, you can count on our diligence to make sure that you get all benefits you qualify for.
On-The-Job Injuries May Be Sudden Or Cumulative
If your work-related injury was sudden and traumatic, you may need emergency care and possibly hospitalization, surgery, follow-up care and therapy.
On the other hand, if your workplace injury has developed over time, you may require multiple doctors’ visits and tests to determine the cause of the pain and to learn about treatment options. Back pain caused by a herniated disk, carpal tunnel syndrome and respiratory ailments triggered by exposure to toxic chemicals often develop for some time before a doctor diagnoses the problem.
In either scenario, you should report the injury to your employer as soon as an accident happens or as soon as you discover the injury. Your employer should give you instructions on how to pursue workers’ compensation benefits, including:
- Medical treatment covered for a lifetime (or with a payout lump-sum settlement in some cases)
- Wage loss support beginning after you have missed work for at least a week
About Medical Benefits After A Workplace Injury
Your employer or its workers’ compensation insurer may point you in the direction of a particular doctor or clinic. After you have been seen by this doctor, you can request a change. Our workers’ compensation law firm in Winter Park, Morgan, White-Davis & Martinez, P.A., will fight for your right to work with a physician who will be focused on helping you heal, not dismissing your case.
About Lost Wage Replacement
Do not count on your employer or its workers’ compensation insurer to offer all benefits you are eligible for. Denials, delays and underpayments are common.
Our lawyers are here to help remove any obstacles standing in the way between you and the financial relief that you deserve after an on-the-job injury.