How to File for Workers' Compensation Benefits
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The workers' compensation system was established to benefit both the
and the employer by eliminating the extensive amount of time and money involved
in litigation. In theory, employees are to be financially compensated
for the cost of medical treatment and any income that was lost as a result
of their work-related injuries.
In most cases, workers' compensation has nothing to do with fault.
Whether the injury was caused by personal negligence or company neglect,
it is the employer who is financially liable. For rare instances when a workplace injury is caused by someone's
negligence, our Medford lawyers from Brooks Law can determine whether a
personal injury claim would be more appropriate.
To file a workers’ compensation claim, the following conditions must be met:
- You were harmed or injured on the job
- You were unable to earn full wages for five or more days
- The injury occurred within the last four years
Discuss your case with us today. Call (888) 558-0622 for your
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A Medford Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Keep Your Claim on Track
Once an employer has been notified of an on-the-job injury, it is their
responsibility to report the claim to their insurance provider. They have
seven calendar days to do so starting from the fifth day of missed work.
From there, the insurance company has 14 days to start paying benefits
to the individual that was injured or to deny the claim altogether.
In a perfect world, this process runs smoothly; however, complications
often arise that delay the progress of your claim. At Brooks Law in Medford,
we help injured workers receive all the benefits they deserve in a timely fashion.
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