Workers’ Compensation Law

If you’ve been injured at work, consider the dedicated attorneys at Gold Star Law. We do everything we can to make sure you receive all the workers compensation benefits to which you are entitled.

Workers compensation insurance companies are in the business of paying out as little money as possible. Their adjusters frequently play games with deserving claimants, denying or delaying valid claims. Our attorneys will vigorously protect your interests at every step of the process.

A worker who is hurt on the job is entitled to benefits for wage loss, medical treatment, and rehabilitation services resulting from the injury.

Wage-Loss Benefits

There is a seven-day waiting period to be eligible for wage-loss benefits. If your wage loss lasts longer than seven consecutive days (including weekends and holidays), you are entitled to benefits starting on the eighth day. If your wage loss continues for 14 days or longer, you are entitled to payment for that first week of disability. Weekly benefits are roughly 80 percent of your after-tax wages.

Medical Benefits

You are entitled to reasonable and necessary medical care for work-related injuries or diseases. This includes medical, surgical, hospital services and medicines. Under certain conditions, attendant care, dental care, crutches and such artificial appliances as limbs, eyes, teeth, eyeglasses and hearing aids may also be covered. Employers or their insurance carriers are required by law to provide these services.

What To Do If Injured On The Job

You should always report any accident at work, however minor, to your employer immediately. The law states that you should provide notice of injury to the employer within 90 days of the injury. However, you have up to two years from the date of injury, or the date the disability manifests itself, to file a workers’ compensation claim.

If you have been injured on the job,contact Gold Star Law for a free confidential consultation.