How will I pay my medical bills?
Worker’s compensation insurance should cover your medical bills. Tell the doctor and any other specialists your employer sends you to that your injury is work-related, and all expenses should be billed to your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. If the insurance company denies the claim, contact an Indiana worker’s compensation attorney immediately to discuss what to do next.
What if my injury does not totally prevent me from working?
If you suffer an injury that prevents you from performing your normal duties but does not totally prevent you from working, your employer may offer you work that suits your limitations. In that case, even though you are working, you may not be making the same amount as you were before the injury. Temporary Partial Disability benefits can help cover two-thirds of the difference between your pre-injury and post-injury wages.
Can I sue my employer?
You cannot sue your employer, but depending on your situation, you may be able to recover compensation from a third party that was responsible for your injury. Third-party lawsuits may seek damages from subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, drivers or others who may be liable for your accident. For example, if you were hurt when a defective ladder collapsed, you may be able to sue the company that made the ladder.
What should I do if my worker’s compensation claim is denied?
The Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board recommends that you seek the assistance of an attorney experienced in this particular area of law if you are denied benefits or have questions about your claim. An attorney can help you gather evidence in your case and prepare your argument. An experienced Indiana worker’s compensation lawyer will be able to help you navigate the mediation process and, if needed, an appeal.
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How much does it cost to hire a worker’s compensation attorney?
Klezmer Maudlin, PC does not charge an upfront fee for our services. Under the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act, attorney fees are limited to $200, plus 20 percent of the first $50,000 recovered, and 15 percent of any remaining balance. With limited exceptions, we also will collect our out-of-pocket expenses from the money you recover (not directly from you).
Worker’s Comp Related Injuries
At Klezmer Maudlin, PC, our workers comp lawyers focus exclusively on work injury cases. That singular focus has given us experience in every aspect of these types of cases, including:
- Construction accidents
- Work-related car accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Occupational disease claims
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Permanent Partial Impairment disputes
- Permanent Total Disability
- Future medical expenses disputes
- Wage disputes
- Physician disputes
- Independent medical examinations
- Denied claims
- Product liability claims
- Third-party claims
- Steelworker injuries
Although there are common types of workplace injury cases, experience has also shown us that every person and every situation is unique. That’s why our attorneys take the personal approach of getting to know clients and thoroughly discussing all aspects of their cases.
Get Help with Your Workers Comp Claim Now
We know the uphill battle an injured worker faces when struggling to recover from a workplace accident and make ends meet. You should not be wasting time and energy trying to argue with your employer or the insurance company in order to get the benefits to which you are lawfully entitled.
At Klezmer Maudlin, PC, our compassionate and dedicated Indiana worker’s compensation lawyers have years of experience with these types of claims, and we want to put that experience to work for you. Don’t let your employer or some big insurance company deny you full and fair compensation for your injury. Contact us now to discuss how we can help with your worker’s compensation claim. We can meet with you at our offices in Indianapolis, Evansville, Jeffersonville, New Harmony, and Lafayette, or we can visit you—whatever is most convenient.
Schedule a free consultation by filling out our online form or calling today.