Work related injuries can be especially devastating because they may prevent a person from working and making a living. To help pay bills while they are recovering from their injuries, many work injury victims choose to file workers compensation claims to receive benefits for medical bills, lost wages and other financial losses. Workers compensation is basically a government-mandated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who are injured while on the job. Below is some important information on how to apply for workers compensation benefits.
How to Apply for Workers Compensation
Applying for and receiving workers compensation benefits can be a somewhat involved and difficult process. If an employer or his or her insurance company denies your claim, it can be even more so. Here are the steps you will need to take in order to get reimbursed for your injury:
Work related injuries may have taken you out of commission, making it impossible for you to work while you are recovering. While some injuries may only require a few days of sick leave, others may require extended time off work; these lost wages, as well as your medical bills and other financial losses, are recoverable when you file a workers' compensation claim. To ensure you receive the money and services you are owed, it is a good idea to speak with an experienced work injury attorney to help you file your claim. Call (949) 582-1544 now to receive a FREE consultation with an attorney from Mosher & Skorina regarding your work injury case.