Workplace injuries and illnesses are serious business for the men and women who can’t work because of them. When the injury or illness is due to factors in the workplace, such as exposure to toxic chemicals or accidents, these men and women might need to apply for workers’ compensation coverage.
Many people think that workers’ compensation is for accident-related injuries. While this is a huge part of the workers’ compensation system claims, this isn’t the only thing that these benefits are good for. Many workers file for workers’ compensation coverage after they have suffered from a progressive injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, that is a result of doing their normal job duties. This is the key to workers’ compensation benefits in all cases — the issue at hand must have been caused by something at work.
We know that having to deal with the workers’ compensation application process might not be easy. In fact, once you apply, a decision that you don’t feel is correct might be issued. In this case, you can opt to appeal the decision. This brings up a whole new set of issues since you have to ensure your appeal meets certain specifications.
We know that all of this is a lot to deal with when you are trying to heal from a work-related injury or illness. We can help you to navigate through the workers’ compensation system in an effort to get the benefits that you deserve. This includes having your medical bills covered and working through the process of trying to get partial wage replacement benefits.