If you work in Indiana or Illinois—or have work related to the state of Indiana or Illinois—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 Terre Haute workers’ compensation lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is accident insurance provided by an employer, which covers employees who are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation coverage generally includes reimbursement for:
- Absence from work
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
Filing a claim in Indiana or Illinois should be easy, but that isn’t always the case. If you need assistance in making a claim or have been denied benefits, the workers’ compensation lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are here to assist you. Our team is experienced in getting benefits for injured employees.
How Much Compensation Can I Get?
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 Terre Haute 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 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 Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin as soon as possible to help you file a claim.
How Long Do I Have to Make a Claim?
There is a statute of limitations—or legal 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 Terre Haute workers’ compensation lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to help decide if you’re eligible.
We Work for You
Protect your rights if you’ve been hurt on the job. You need a professional law firm that will get it done, so contact the Terre Haute injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin. Just dial (800) 477-7315 today.