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How to Best Recover Lost Wages After Being Injured on the Job

A work injury is one of the worst things that can happen to a worker who is struggling in today’s society. Not many people prepare themselves for accidents that happen at work because most people assume that work will always be safe and secure. If you have suffered a recent work injury, then you are probably wondering how you will recover the wages that you’ve lost since you’ve been out. Workers’ compensation is a great start.

Some Facts about Workers’ Compensation

Your employer should have a workers’ compensation benefit that it offers to employees who have been injured at work. Most employers that have more than three employees have to carry the insurance, except in Texas where coverage is optional. The benefit is supposed to cover a portion of your paycheck while you are recovering from your work-related injury. You need to provide valid documentation of your injury and an estimated date of recovery from your doctor to obtain approval for the benefits. If your injury turns into a long-term disability, then you will need some additional compensation. Your case will become complex, and you may want to hire a reliable attorney to help you with it.

If Your Claim Isn’t Approved

Sometimes workers’ compensation cases are not approved even though they should be. The insurance company may deny the benefits for a wide verity of reasons. Some of the most common reasons that workers’ compensation claims get denied are insufficient evidence, unwitnessed accidents, late filing, or the presence of drugs or alcohol. Sometimes claims get denied for a reason that does not seem as if it is legitimate. A firm such as Arrington Schelin & Munsey PC. can help to recover your money if your claim has been denied. The firm understands that you cannot survive without money for your family.

You should schedule an appointment with a specialist the moment that you receive a denial on your claim. You can schedule an appointment by calling or stopping by the site and completing an online form. You’ll receive a free case evaluation, which means you do not have to stress about being asked for any monies upfront. The lawyer at the first will try to get you the benefits that you deserve. If they are unable to collect your benefits, then you will not have to pay a dime for the representation. This type of coverage insurance that the lawyers will fight with your best interests at heart.

This article is from Lizzie Weakley, a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. She enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her four-year-old husky Snowball.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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