Indiana Workers’ Comp Lawyer
Workers’ Compensation Attorney Indiana
If you work in Indiana—or have work related to the state of Indiana—and have suffered an on-the-job injury or illness, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation from your employer.
Absence from work, missed paychecks, and outstanding medical bills can make focusing on your recovery a challenge. The Indiana workers’ compensation lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help.
What is Indiana workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is accident insurance provided by an employer, which covers employees who are injured on-the-job. Indiana workers’ compensation coverage generally includes reimbursement for:
- Absence from work
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
Filing a claim should be easy, but that isn’t always the case. If you need assistance in making a claim or have been denied benefits, the Indiana workers’ compensation lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are here to assist you. Our team is experienced in getting the benefits injured employees need.
How much can I be compensated for?
According to Indiana state law, if you are unable to work for more than seven days due to your on-the-job injury, you may be eligible to receive weekly income benefits. If your claim is approved, you can collect two-thirds of your average weekly wages—for up to 52 weeks—not exceeding $600.00 per week (for accidents that occurred July 1, 2006 and later).
In addition, you may be reimbursed for all medical and rehabilitation expenses—past and future—related to your injury. If you are permanently disabled, you may be awarded a permanent partial impairment (PPI) and may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. If so, our Indiana Social Security Disability lawyers can help with your claim.
Procedures to follow after a work-related injury
If a work-related accident occurs, follow these steps to help your claim and protect your rights.
- Communicate with your employer. Tell your supervisor about the work-injury immediately, no matter how “insignificant” it seems. Make sure your supervisor documents the accident and gives you a copy of the report.
- Seek medical attention. Follow all instructions given to you by physicians and medical staff. Obtain copies of medical reports and document any missed work and paychecks.
- Get legal help. Contact an Indiana workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible to help you file a claim.
How long do I have to make a claim?
In the state of Indiana, there is a statute of limitations—or deadline—for making a workers’ compensation claim. You must make the claim within two years to the date from when the injury occurred or you may lose your rights to compensation. Don’t assume it’s too late to make a claim—contact the Indiana workers’ compensation lawyers at Fleshner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to help decide if you’re eligible.
If your loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death accident and you want a professional law firm that will get it done, contact the Indiana injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin. Complete a free online consultation or call us toll free at (866) 684-7229 to contact us today.
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Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin
201 Ohio Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807
Phone: (812) 232-2000
Toll Free: (866) 684-7229