Frequently Asked Workers’ Compensation Questions

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Worker’s Compensation can be an incredibly difficult world to navigate, and as experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys, we know that the process comes with a lot of questions! Our seasoned team guides our clients through all aspects of the claims process, answering questions, while working to ensure that they receive the benefits they deserve. Visit our website for a detailed list of frequently asked workers’ compensation questions and read through our top 5 FAQ’s below!

Can I Work and Still Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Although it varies by case, you can return to work while still receiving your workers’ compensation benefits. Typically, returning to work will affect the amount of compensation you continue to receive. In some cases, the amount you receive will be reduced, but in certain circumstances your compensation benefits may be increased. It’s important to inform your local workers’ compensation board that you have returned to work so they can adjust your benefits as needed.

How Much Money Will I Receive from My Claim?

The amount of benefits you receive is dependent on quite a few thing; your salary before your injury, lost wages, your current and future medical costs, and more! Your ability to work in the future is also taken into consideration, and if you are permanently disabled, and unable to work, that will be a major factor when deciding your benefits.

Why Should I Hire an Attorney?

While you can file a claim independently, hiring an attorney to represent you can provide invaluable assistance in ensuring that you get the maximum benefits you deserve. Our experienced attorneys know the ins and outs of the workers’ compensation claims process and can help guide you every step of the way. Filing a claim with limited knowledge of the process could cause your claim to be denied, leaving you with no benefits or deciding to file an appeal.

What is Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

Workers’ Compensation fraud can be defined as knowingly misrepresenting the facts of your case in order to receive benefits. Providing false information regarding any facet of your claim is considered fraud and can lead to your claim being dismissed and potential criminal charges being filed against you. Finding fraud in a workers’ compensation case may cause your claim for lost wage benefits to be dismissed. However, medical benefits are not affected.

What Should I Do If My Benefits Are Denied?

Often, claims are denied due to lack of information, failure to give proper notice of your injury, not receiving medical treatment or an evaluation, and more. If your claim is denied, it’s not the end of the road. At EMD Law, we can help you appeal your denied claim, and ensure that your case is properly put together so it can be thoroughly reviewed at a hearing before a Workers’ Compensation Board judge.

Choose Erwin, McCane & Daly

At EMD Law, our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys aggressively fight for you to receive the benefits that are rightfully yours. We know that an injury at work can disrupt your life, and that filing a claim comes with many questions. Our team is here to provide you with answers and represent you throughout the entire process. Schedule a free consultation with our team today!