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Workers’ compensation insurance protects employers and employees from financial loss when an employee is injured on the job or becomes ill as a result of their work. Workers’ compensation is also known as workman’s comp, workers’ comp, and workers’ compensation. These titles all mean the same thing: they assist workers avoid the potentially crippling costs of work-related injuries. It also protects employers from potential damages resulting from workers’ compensation claims, which might cripple a company. Find out more about Workers’ compensation insurance.
Your state’s laws and the requirements of your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage will determine the answer. Inquire with your employer about whether you must see a specific doctor or if you have the option of choosing your own.
If you’re compelled to see a doctor chosen by your company, you may be able to change doctors after a set period of time or receive a second opinion. Even if you see your own doctor, the insurance company may nevertheless insist on a medical checkup by one of their doctors.
Following a workplace injury, it is essential to notify your employer as quickly as possible. The time constraints differ by state, but if you don’t disclose the accident to your employer within the required time frame, your claim will be denied. Even if you don’t believe you’ve been hurt, you should notify your employer about any workplace accidents. Sometimes injuries go undetected for a long period.
You may decide to hire an attorney to assist you with your workers’ compensation claim depending on the severity of your injury or illness. The more serious your injuries are, the more at stake you are in the workers’ compensation system. If you have been seriously wounded or believe you will be disabled for an extended period of time, you should consult with a workers’ compensation attorney to ensure that you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled.
If you’re thinking about settling your workers’ compensation claim, you should consult with an attorney first.
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