Indiana Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Injured on the job?
Call (888) 366-4215!
How much do you know about the benefits you are entitled to after being
injured on the job in Indiana? In order to ensure that you are provided
with all of the benefits and compensation that you deserve, work with
a proven lawyer from Crossen Kooi. We can help make sure that you are
not taken advantage of when you file for workers' compensation in
Workers' compensation benefits typically include:
- Weekly temporary total disability payments for the period of time that
an employee is out of work for a job-related injury or illness
- Medical care and treatment paid for by your employer or your employer's
worker's compensation insurance company
- For permanent injuries, a Lump-sum settlement or permanent partial impairment award
If you think you may qualify for workers' compensation, contact our
Indiana workers' compensation attorneys at (888) 366-4215 and request your
free, initial case consultation.
What You Should Do If Injured at Work
- Even if you do not believe your injury is serious or will require professional
medical treatment, you should immediately report your injury to your supervisor
or manager and ask them to complete formal accident report .
- This accident report should be copied and provided to you.
- If you require formal medical attention, you should follow all direction(s)
of the provider and your employer, including, but not limited to, attending
all appointments and examinations scheduled, following all restrictions,
off-work statements, and instructions given to you by each doctor or medical
care provider seen.
- Contact an attorney for a consultation concerning your temporary total
disability rights if you are required to miss more than 7 days of work.
Your Rights Under the Indiana Workers' Compensation Act
Generally speaking, if you were injured on the job or while performing
job-related duties, you can seek workers' compensation. Exceptions
to this general rule include injuries sustained through horseplay, intoxication,
and deliberately disobeying posted work rules.
Despite Indiana's written workers' compensation laws, many employers
still try to avoid the blame in these claims. If you were injured on the
job in any of the following ways, you are entitled by law to seek workers'
- Any intentional action taken by an employee in a supervisory role
- Any intentional action, including horseplay, that was not initiated by
the injured employee
- Any injury that occurred on the premises of the employer, including injuries
sustained in parking lots, entryways, and exits
- Any injury that occurred while an employee was taking a break on the employer's premises
- Any injury caused by repetitive motion
- Any congenital injury, such as a heart attack or psychological injury
Work Comp Disability Payments or TTD
Under the Worker Compensation Statutes, an employee that is temporarily
or permanently disabled as a result of their work injury and can no longer
perform their work duties or is taken off of work by their treating physician
is entitled to weekly disability payments. These payments are often referred
to as TTD or Temporary Total Disability payments.
As a general rule, these payments are fairly easy to calculate based on
an employees AWW or Average Weekly Wage; however, when an employee maintains
a second job or has bonuses, overtime or other fluctuations in their salary,
an experienced lawyer can be of substantial benefit to ensure that all
income is taken into account and that the employee gets the full benefit
of their entitlements under the Workers’ Compensation Statutes.
How can a lawyer help with my workers' compensation claim?
If you were injured on the job and you're filing for workers' compensation,
your employer will most likely seek legal counsel before attending a hearing
if such a proceeding becomes necessary. Accordingly, you also should seek
the professional support of a licensed Indiana workers' compensation
attorney. In doing so, you can rest assured that the facts involved in
your case will be presented in a way that takes full advantage of the
statutory protections established for employees in Indiana.
Contact Crossen Kooi
today. Your first consultation is free of charge!
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