What No One Tells You About Workers’ Compensation

by Harold Harper | 3/30/2020 | What No One Tells You About Workers’ Compensation

It seems like every day we hear about another workplace injury in Northwest Indiana. Thankfully, Indiana requires businesses to carry workers’ compensation insurance (although some employers are exempt.) This useful insurance protects workers who are injured at work. Workers’ compensation pays for the medical expenses of the injured worker and sometimes includes cash benefits. These benefits cover hurt workers, no matter what caused the accident and regardless of who is to blame.

Many things can happen at work that can result in an injury. From offices, to construction sites, to restaurants, and beyond, accidents happen. Some of these injuries stem from:

As you can imagine, there are plenty of other ways to get hurt, or even sick, at work. Since each case is different, it is best for injured workers to consult with an experienced lawyer. A lawyer can examine if they fit the requirements and see if they have a claim. Some of those requirements include:

Steps to take if you are injured at work:

  1. Notify your supervisor immediately.
  2. Make sure your supervisor documents the injury.
  3. Receive medical attention.
  4. Take your own detailed notes.
  5. Call your lawyers at Harper & Harper.

You have rights. You might be entitled to disability benefits and the sooner you call Harper & Harper, the better. Call today: 219-762-9538.

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