Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys

Understand Your Options For Pursuing A Work Injury Claim

With increasing information regarding safety regulations and more extensive training in the workplace, claims arising from on-the-job injuries have significantly decreased in recent years. However, when it happens to you, it is hardly insignificant, and our firm offers representation for all types of workers’ claims. You may not know that there are benefits available specifically for work-related injuries. You and your family do not have to suffer in silence. Hire an experienced lawyer to be your advocate.

Any Worker Can Suffer An Injury On The Job

Workplace injuries happen in all different industries:

  • Construction
  • Travel
  • Hospitality

Employers are responsible to a reasonable extent for their employees’ safety. You may be required to complete training assignments and watch videos before you perform work duties. Accidents happen occasionally; this is where workers’ compensation benefits can be yours.

Examples Of Common Workplace Injuries

Some examples of everyday occurrences in the workplace that result in employee injuries include:

  • Car accidents
  • Falls
  • Being struck by something
  • Getting caught in or between machinery

There are multiple ways you could get hurt on the job, some of which could be specific to your industry or role. Want to know if your workplace injury qualifies you for workers’ comp benefits in Indiana? Call us at 888-229-1778.

What To Do After You Suffer An Injury On The Job

Workplace injuries can come out of nowhere. While you may be trying to process what just happened, it’s crucial that you do the following as soon as you can: 

  • Report the injury to your employer: Inform a co-worker, manager or HR department about the injury. 
  • Seek the guidance/support of a health care professional: If your injury is severe enough, you may need to seek medical attention before completing your employer’s forms. A doctor or other medical professional could help you identify your injury before it worsens and recommend appropriate treatment.
  • Collect/organize your medical records: A significant factor in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits is demonstrating how your injury was work related and how it affects you. Having information on your current injury and your medical records beforehand can provide a clearer picture of your injury and why you need benefits to recover from it.

Once you do the following, you can contact us for further assistance. Whether you are filing an initial claim or looking to appeal a denial for benefits, we are here to support you.

What Benefits Can Workers’ Comp Provide You In Indiana? 

In the Hoosier State, you can get:

  • Two-thirds of your gross weekly wages for up to a year. However, some exceptions can be depending on your annual income/salary. 
  • Benefits if your loved one dies as a result of a work-related injury.
  • Coverage for any medical care/appointments associated with your injury.
  • Job training and career counseling if your injury leaves you permanently unable to work in your current job.

Workers’ comp can allow you to recover from your injury and provide for your family while reducing the risk of financial setbacks. Contact us today to learn more about how these benefits can help you.

Can You See Your Doctor, Or Must You Use An Employer-Provided One?

Typically, the employer chooses which doctor you see when seeking workers’ compensation. However, suppose you’re not receiving the proper care or treatment recommendations from them. In that case, you can request a claims adjustment from the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board. We can help you make these requests so you have a better chance of seeking a second opinion.

What If Your Injury Was Caused By A Third-Party Rather Than Your Employer?

If you were hurt on the job by a third party rather than your employer, it can leave you in a legal gray area. You could still obtain workers’ comp under certain circumstances. In other cases, however, you may file a personal injury claim to seek compensation. Contact us today to tell us more about your situation. Whether you got hurt on the job or not, we can help you choose the appropriate avenue to pursue damages and benefits.

Our workplace injury attorneys in Indianapolis are committed to providing everything you need for top-quality legal representation. When you are ready for a free consultation, call us at 888-229-1778 or contact us online.