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3 Things To Know While Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim

3 Things To Know While Filing A Workers' Compensation Claim | GN

Workers’ compensation insurance is required by the majority of states in the United States. The program covers employees who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their work. The majority of circumstances require businesses to acquire workers’ compensation insurance for these benefits. There are numerous benefits to working while receiving workers’ compensation claims, which motivates many people to do so.

Some individuals may view working while receiving workers’ compensation claims as an attempt to defraud the system. However, employment can benefit their case. People can demonstrate to their insurer that they are able to perform light-duty labour and are, therefore, not totally disabled if they work.

Things To Know While Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

  1. You Can’t Be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
    Workers’ compensation is a system in the United States and many other countries that pay workers who get hurt on the job or get sick because of their job. Most of the time, workers’ compensation pays for a worker’s medical bills and a portion of their lost pay.
    Workers’ compensation claim is something that most employers are required to offer. It means that businesses must give their employees workers’ compensation. They can’t fire an employee or do anything else wrong to them because they filed a workers’ compensation claim.
  1. Rehabilitating Workers Are Entitled to Wages And Benefits
    There are a lot of false beliefs about workers’ compensation claims. Many people think they can’t get any benefits if they take time off to heal from an injury. It’s not true at all. If you do things the right way, you can still get your income and workers’ compensation claim benefits while you are getting better.
    If you get hurt on the job, you should tell your manager as soon as possible. The next step is to fill out a Workers’ Compensation Claim Form. You can get this form from your employer or from the Workers’ Compensation Board online. Your worker can file a workers’ compensation claim once the form is filled out.
  1. You Can Receive Injury Treatment While on a Workers’ Compensation Claim
    If you get hurt at work, you might be able to get benefits from workers’ compensation. These benefits could help you pay for your medical care and lost wages while you’re getting better. But if your injury needs ongoing therapy, you may be worried about how you will keep getting it while getting paid by workers’ compensation claim.
    Even if you file a workers’ compensation claim, you can still get these treatments. Before getting treatment, you will almost always need to get permission from your workers’ compensation insurance company.


If you have any further inquiries or require assistance with workers’ compensation claims, please do not hesitate to contact us at Gaylord and Nantais. You can also reach us by phone at (562) 561-2669 to make an appointment for a free initial consultation.


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Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais is the Partner of Gaylord & Nantais, a legal firm specializing in workers’ compensation, in the state of California. This firm deals in getting hearing loss compensation and work related injuries compensation for those who have worked in the state of California. With his sincere efforts, Thomas is committed to meet the highest standards of the legal industry, and aims to provide the clients with an honest and aggressive representation.

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