Workplace injuries can be a very sensitive subject, and they can often times be hard to prove to the extent of getting full benefits, full pay while away from work, and medical bills paid for that are related to the injury. It is important for the person who has been injured at work to report the injury to the employer as soon as it has happened; just to be sure it shows in court that everything was documented. Keeping a paper trail throughout the entire process will help your case and make sure you get full compensation for any medical related bill.
When it comes to a workplace injury, there are a few things to consider. When you get workers compensation, depending on what state you live in, this might not include pain and suffering. If it does not, a separate case would have to be filed for this. Workers compensation generally covers all medical bills related to the incident, and it offers pay for however long you are unable to work. Prolonged disability, such as losing a body part, might reward a payout of two-third of your wages paid out for the rest of your life. Either way, the main thing to consider is that for work-related injury claims, usually it is not discussed where the negligence lies, because more than likely it was an accident. What is discussed is if the injury happened at the work place or not.
If you are out of work for longer than seven days, you can start receiving long-term compensation benefits. If you are unable to work for the rest of your life, then a judgment will be made accordingly. The most important thing to do though in any case is report the injury as soon as possible, and if it is a bad injury, you should seek professional representation, especially if your job is refusing to pay out workers compensation.
Any employer who has three or more full-time employees working for them is required to have workers compensation.
If you wait longer than two years to make your claim, your case might not have any merit, so do not find yourself out of work for that long because of an injury suffered while working. Lawyers for work related injuries are there to make sure the injured is properly compensated. This includes missed wages from not working, possible wages that could not be earned in the future, and this makes sure that every single medical bill you have will be paid for in full.