Workers' Compensation FAQ
Is there a deadline for reporting my injury?
If you don't report your injury to your employer within 30 days, your
claim could be denied. The sooner you report it the better.
Can I report my injury to my employer's insurance company if they refuse to do so?
Yes, you have the right to get in touch with your employer's workers'
compensation insurance company in the event that he or she fails to do so.
When will my first insurance check arrive?
Within 21 days of telling your employer about your injury, you should receive
your first check.
Will I lose my job because I am filing a claim?
No. The law protects you. Your employer cannot fire you because you have
filed a workers' compensation claim or attempted to do so.
What are my options if my injury stops me from returning to my former work?
You may be eligible for reemployment services, including vocation counseling,
skills analysis, job placement, training, and more, at no cost. Discover
whether or not you are eligible and learn more about your options by contacting
the Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers' Compensation,
Bureau of Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office.
Should I meet with a workers' comp attorney?
You might not need an attorney, but schedule a
free consultation at David E. Mallen, Attorney at Law to be safe. We can go over your situation
and help you ensure that you're protected and prepared. In the event
that your claim is delayed, denied, or modified, we can help.