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Workers' compensation FAQ

What should I do in the immediate aftermath of my workplace injury?

It is important that you report the injury as well as the circumstances surrounding it to your supervisor. Document the injury with a written report and file it with your employer's human resources department. If any of your co-workers or supervisors witnessed the accident, request that they also provide a written statement that is provided to your employer's human resources office as well as yourself.

Will I need assistance from a workers' compensation attorney?

It is prudent to ally with an experienced workers' compensation attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer understands exactly what needs to be done to increase the odds of compensation for lost wages and medical bills. He or she will zealously advocate on your behalf to prove that a causal relationship between your injury and your workplace activities exists.

What is an IME?

An IME is an acronym that stands for independent medical examination. Oftentimes, employers, insurance companies and workers' compensation court judges request that the claimant undergo an IME. The purpose of this medical examination is for an unbiased medical expert to determine if the worker's injured body site is actually causally related to his workplace activities.

Will I be covered by workers' compensation insurance?

The answer to this question differs by the circumstances of each injury. If your workers' compensation attorney can prove that a causal relationship exists between your workplace activity and your injury, you will likely receive compensation, whether it is in the form of no-cost medical treatment, no-cost medical devices or payments to cover lost wages. Certain employees are not eligible for workers' compensation benefits, but most are. If you have any doubt as to whether you are covered by workers' compensation, reach out to an attorney who has experience handling workers' comp claims.

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