Benefits Due

Can I sue my employer for pain and suffering?

No. When you are injured on the job, you get workers compensation benefits only. There is no payment for pain and suffering. Workers’ compensation benefits are the exclusive remedy for a workplace injury.

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What Is “Permanent Disability” And When Is It Paid?

Permanent disability payments usually start when you return to work or when your condition is permanent and stationary. Permanent disability payments are usually lower than temporary disability payments. The amount of the biweekly check will depend on your earnings at the time of injury and the date of injury. The insurance company may not start [...]

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Will I get fully compensated for my lost earnings?

No. Workers’ compensation benefits are often inadequate. As compensation for lost earnings, you get temporary disability and permanent disability payments. There is no dollar for dollar payment for lost earnings. Lost earnings in most cases are grossly undercompensated. The longer you remain off work, the more money you lose.

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How long does Workers Compensation continue to pay me?

It depends. There are two monetary benefits: Temporary Disability and Permanent Disability.

Temporary Disability is a disability benefit paid while you are off work, healing from the effects of an injury or surgery. It is usually the first benefit you receive. Many people call this benefit “workers’ comp”. You must be certified as disabled by [...]

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How To Get Mileage Reimbursement

You are entitled to reimbursement from your workers’ compensation insurance carrier for travel to and from the following:

  • All of your workers’ compensation doctor’s appointments. This includes specialty provider appointments and QME/AME doctor’s appointments.
  • Your pharmacy when you pick up medications prescribed by your workers’ compensation providers.
  • Toll fare and parking expenses related to [...]

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Do I Have A Case?

Workers compensation is a no fault system which provides benefits for injuries at work. This means that so long as you suffered an injury at work, we don’t care whose fault it was: the employers, your own fault, a co-workers, someone other than your employer. If your injury happened at work, you should get workers [...]

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The Claims Adjuster Will Not Return My Phone Calls

This is a very common complaint. Insurance adjusters are either overworked, uncaring or individuals who have no idea what they are doing. Many times they are all three. They get changed on your case frequently. Their job is to close your case for the least amount of money possible. Adjusters are regulated by the state. [...]

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I Don’t Understand The Letters I Get From The Insurance Company

Workers’ Compensation Insurance companies re-use the same letters over and over, often to address different situations and to satisfy certain legal requirements. They may send out the same letter in every case; they may send you same letter numerous times. They have developed “boilerplate” letters that are confusing and borderline unintelligible. Often the letters are [...]

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Is The Insurance Company Paying Me The Correct Amount?

Most benefits are based on your weekly earnings on the date of injury.

Temporary disability is paid at two-thirds of your average weekly wage. So, if you earned $900 per week, your temporary disability rate would be $600 per week. The maximum temporary disability rate will depend on the date of injury.

It is important [...]

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Do I Need An Attorney, Should He/She Be Local, And How Do I Pick One?

Not everyone who gets injured at work needs an attorney. However, it is free to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney about your case. We recommend that you consult with a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible to educate yourself about the system, strategize and protect your rights in this system that continues to [...]

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