How Does the Workers’ Compensation Act Protect You?
Workers today are far more fortunate than those in the past were, especially when it comes to what could happen in the aftermath of a work injury.
Many people – most people in fact – do not know what types of benefits that can be provided through workers’ compensation. Few stop to think about it until they or someone they know has an injury at work. Fortunately, the workers’ compensation lawyers in Chicago are on the job and able to explain it all to you when you go in for a consultation in the event you were unable to receive benefits, or if you simply want to have an attorney on your side while you are dealing with your company’s insurance firm. Let us look at some of the benefits that the compensation can provide.
Workers Comp Benefits
Your workers compensation lawyers will first want to let you know that the benefits are going to cover 100% of your medical expenses. This is often an area of great concern for people. Medical bills – from the emergency service to hospitalization, tests, and prescriptions – are very expensive. Even with good insurance, many people can find themselves in a bad situation if not for workers’ comp benefits. You will be able to have the treatments you need without worrying about any co-pay or a time limit. They will have to cover the expenses until you no longer need to have the medical treatment.
Another one of the things that your Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys will let you know is that you can choose your own doctor for treatments. Often, the insurance company or your workplace will try to tell you that you have to go to the doctor they choose, but that’s not the case. They want to choose your doctor so they can limit the amount they have to spend. You have the choice to see the doctors that you want so that you can have the best possible treatment.
When you are out of work because of an injury, you are probably not going to have any money coming into the home. This can devastate you rather quickly. If this happens, you are going to be able to collect benefits that are 2/3 of what you would normally bring home. The benefits are going to last for as long as you are out of work and receiving treatments.
In some cases, your workers’ compensation lawyers will let you know that you are also eligible for a lump sum settlement payment. If you have any lasting partial disability, for example, you could qualify for this.
When you meet with your workers’ compensation lawyers, they will be able to go over all of your rights and all of the different possibilities with you. Make sure that you have good representation so you receive what you deserve.
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