Helping People Injured On The Job
If you have been injured on the job, your employer should be held accountable for your medical expenses, lost wages and other expenses related to the injury. By law, all employers in Indiana are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover their employees in the event of an on-the-job injury or illness caused by conditions on the job. If your employer is in violation of the law and does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, you can still file a claim with the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board.
The first step is to get medical care and report your injury to your employer. To be eligible for benefits, you must notify your employer within 30 days of your injury. After getting a written report from your employer and reviewing your medical records, we can determine the strength of your claim and help you decide whether you want to move forward.
Compensation Provided By The Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act
Indiana law defines three distinct types of compensation for work-related injuries; payment of lost wages, compensation for permanent partial impairment (PPI) and payment for current and future medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses and mileage. Accidents and injuries can happen in any type of workplace. Some of the more common types of injuries and illnesses include:
- Slips or falls due to unsafe conditions
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Permanent hearing loss
- Eye injuries and disease
- Cancer caused by exposure to toxic materials
If your claim is denied or you feel that the compensation offer is not enough to cover your expenses and losses, we can appeal the offer. If you are permanently and totally disabled you may be entitled to continuing permanent total disability benefits for your lifetime.
Contact The Mulvaney Law Office, LLC Today
If you suffered an injury at work or believe your illness was caused by exposure to toxic substances at work, you may have grounds for a worker’s compensation claim. Contact the Mulvaney Law Office, LLC to set up an initial consultation by calling 574-413-9661 or filling out our online contact form.