Benefits of Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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Injured employees can sometimes be apprehensive about filing a workers’ compensation claim. It can be overwhelming and stressful, and sometimes the injured party may fear retaliation. However, there are more benefits to filing a workers’ compensation claim if you’ve truly been seriously injured on a job.

How do workers’ compensation settlements work?

Your workers’ compensation settlement is usually determined based on many factors.

It’s important before you enter into any negotiations that you are well-informed about what you are entitled to. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you with this process. Once an agreement is reached, you may receive your compensation in a lump sum or via a payment plan.

If you aren’t satisfied with the insurance company’s offer, you can decline a settlement, and take the case to trial.

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What are the benefits I’m entitled to in a workers’ comp claim?

Workers’ compensation should cover all of your medical bills and lost wages.

Medical bills that are covered usually include any medical treatment you receive, including appointments, medication, surgery, and other treatments. Workers’ compensation will also cover ongoing physical therapy and rehabilitation you may need in a longer-term capacity.

These funds should also cover the wages you lost during the time that you could not work. This also includes if you have sustained an ongoing disability that prevents you from working.

What are the medical care requirements in Missouri?

In Missouri, all medical costs are covered.

This included testing, treatment, and prescriptions. They may also be required to pay for ongoing therapy or rehabilitation. All costs should be paid by your employer or its insurance company. If you notice that your bills aren’t being paid, contact your employer or the insurance company as soon as possible.

Contact Tolbert Beadle

If you need help filing a workers’ compensation claim or appealing a decision, Tolbert Beadle is prepared and ready to help you in your case. We’re dedicated to assisting our clients receive the benefits and compensation they deserve.