When employees are injured, they may be uncertain about their future. They can become worried about the status of their job. If they are unable to work due to an injury, can this affect their job? It should not if they file for workers’ compensation. For this procedure, they may have been injured in a workplace accident. If their injuries need time to heal, they can collect workers’ compensation while they are out of work. When you file for this form of compensation, it protects your job and can also protect your employer from facing legal action. You are not able to file a lawsuit against your employer if you collect workers’ compensation.
Compensation can provide money for lost wages and lost future wages. It can also pay for medical bills that have been charged due to the injuries you sustained and the doctor’s visit that rose from this. With this compensation available to you, you will be able to continue living your normal lifestyle without having to worry about financial burdens piling up. This can be a benefit since you will not have to worry how to provide for yourself while you are out of work. When you have a family to support, this may be a good method to continue that support. If your injuries are more severe and you may not recover from them, you may be able to collect more long-term benefits for workers’ compensation. As a victim of a workplace accident, you may also be entitled to benefits including medical care, supplemental benefits, social security benefits and death benefits. This may include cases where you need more time to heal. It may also be for those who are unable to work again for this position.
Who qualifies for workers’ compensation?
If you are involved in an accident at work where you are injured, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. You should seek medical attention to assess your injuries. This can provide in better detail the extent of your injuries. It may also be able to provide proof that you were injured while on the job. Neither the employee or employer is at fault when workers’ compensation is collected by an employee. If you file for workers’ compensation and receive it, you cannot sue your employer after this. This recognizes your right to gain workers’ compensation and avoid entering into litigation with your employer.
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.