Workers Compensation FAQ
If this is your first time being hurt at work, you’re probably overwhelmed. It’s a unique type of insurance coverage, and many things don’t seem obvious at first glance. This is made worse when you deal with people from Human Resources and the Insurance Company who do this kind of work on a day-to-day basis. They have years of experience dealing with these issues that you’re learning about the first time.
You probably also question whether you can trust the information you’re getting. On one hand, Human Resources and the insurance company want to sweep things under the rug if possible. On the other hand, if you’re getting information from a friend or family member who might have gone through the Workers Comp process before, that information is not always reliable. While they might have the best intentions, they’re not lawyers.
At Marcotte Law Firm, our experienced Workers Compensation attorneys have handled claims for thousands of injured workers. We’ve handled cases for people with minor sprains and strains who go back to work quickly, and we’ve handled cases for people who have unfortunately been killed on the job.
Each of these cases, and every one in between, brings a unique set of facts. No two cases are the same. Even so, having educated our thousands of clients on the Workers Compensation process, we see patterns in what people ask us. With that, here are the questions we hear the most.Our Frequently Asked Questions
- What Do I Do if I’m Hurt at Work?
- How do I Report a Work Injury?
- Am I an Employee or Independent Contractor?
- What if My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers Compensation Insurance?
- What if I Worked at a Temp Agency?
- What is a Third Party Liability Lawsuit?
- Do I Need an Attorney?
- If I’m Hurt at Work, Can I See My Own Doctor?
- How Does My Attorney Get Paid in a Workers Compensation Case?
- What if I Have a Permanent Injury?
- What if My Work Injury Isn’t Diagnosed Right Away?
Hopefully these answer whatever questions you have. But, inevitably most people usually end up having follow-up questions, or even questions on different topics. That’s okay! There are no stupid questions. Even if you think you should know the answers, you’d be surprised at how many people are in the same situation as you. It’s also true that misunderstanding one aspect of your Workers Compensation claim could lead to major problems down the road. If you’re unsure, now is the time to ask.
If you are looking to get a more in depth explanation on these or any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Even if you don’t think you need a lawyer and just have a couple questions, we’re happy to help. We often take the time to answer questions from the general public, even if we’ve never represented them before.
If you or a loved one have been injured at Work and have questions about the Workers Compensation system, feel free to email or call the experienced Workers Compensation lawyers at Marcotte Law Firm. Whether or not you hired us, there’s no fee unless we win.