Victims that have sustained workplace injuries or illnesses are entitled to benefits under workers compensation law. Our lawyers are here to ensure these victims get the compensation they deserve. Our dedicated firm advocates for those who have suffered because of their jobs, and we're here to hold insurers and employers responsible. Are you familiar with your rights under Indianapolis law? Contact our legal team today to speak to someone willing to go to war for you. We'll make sure you obtain the workers compensation benefits necessary for your recovery.
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Schuerger Shunnarah helped me receive a settlement on my case in just months. I was treated with respect and dignity. Thanks to their help, I have been able to get my life back to normal.
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Common On-the-Job Injuries in Indianapolis
From mild to severe, people sustain a wide range of injuries when on the job. Workplace injuries will also vary depending on the type of accident.
Workers comp insurance generally covers injuries that prevent the victim from performing their job or that require medical attention. If someone suffered a severe cut that requires stitches, the employer should cover the costs to place and remove the stitches, for example. Furthermore, if the victim suffered a brain injury that affected their ability to work properly, they would also need permanent disability benefits.
Our workers compensation attorneys can help injured workers file a claim for the following types of injuries:
Muscle strains and sprains
Back and spine injuries
What Workers Compensation Benefits Can You Receive?
Workers that have sustained an injury or illness while on the job are entitled to various financial benefits under the Indiana workers compensation' system, such as:
This covers the costs of necessary and reasonable medical expenses for any medical treatment and rehabilitation to help victims recover from the work injury or occupational disease.
Permanent Partial Impairment Benefits
These benefits pay for any impairment or loss of use of a body part or function based on the degree of impairment and the injured body part or function. Permanent partial impairment benefits are available once the victim reaches maximum medical improvement of the injury.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits
These compensate the injured party for an indefinite disability that prevents them from obtaining gainful employment.
Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
These benefits are in place to compensate the injured worker if they need to work in a lower-paying role or part-time during the recovery process. It covers two-thirds of the difference between the pre-injury average weekly wage and the current lower-earning wage.
Temporary Total Disability Benefits
Temporary total disability benefits are meant to compensate the victim for the days they miss from work. It pays two-thirds of the victim's average wage before the injury or illness. This is subject to a limit.
If the victim lost their life due to the accident, the dependants can receive a maximum of $10,000 to pay for funeral and burial costs and lost wages.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
The covers the cost of training the injured person to perform another job within their medical limitations.
Why Choose an Indianapolis Workers Compensation Lawyer From Schuerger Shunnarah Trial Attorneys for Your Workers Compensation Case?
At Schuerger Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, we believe our Indianapolis workers compensation lawyers stand out for a number of reasons. First and foremost, we care about the health and well-being of our clients. Therefore, we'll focus on building a strong case to get the compensation our clients deserve while they focus on recovering and healing from the physical and emotional trauma.
Secondly, we have a proven track record of success. Our lawyers have many years of combined legal experience and know exactly what it takes to file a successful workers comp claim. We're here to guide our clients through the legal process so that they don't feel overwhelmed or confused.
When we say we'll go to war for you, we truly mean it! Therefore, contact us today for a free consultation so that we can determine whether you have a strong case on your hands.
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The Workers Compensation Process in Indianapolis
When someone sustains an injury, they are usually concerned about how long it would take to receive workers compensation benefits. Fortunately, the procedure ought to be completed quickly, saving the victim and their family the financial stress of lost income and mounting accident-related expenses.
Prior to filing for workers compensation, one must first report the accident to their employer as quickly as possible. This must be done within 30 days, or the victim risks losing their right to reimbursement. At this stage, the employer is responsible for the claim.
After receiving the notice, they have seven days to inform the insurance provider. After doing this, the insurance company will look into the claim and decide whether it qualifies for benefits. This is when the value of the compensation is determined.
After this, the victim will receive a letter either approving or rejecting their workers compensation claim. Don't be upset if they reject the claim; there's still an opportunity to appeal - this is where hiring an experienced workers compensation attorney from our firm comes in handy.
Appealing a Denial
Firstly, our Indianapolis workers compensation attorney will answer any objections and provide any outstanding supporting documentation and medical records to the insurer. If the insurance company still does not want to budge, we'll contact the Workers Compensation Board of Indiana to discuss possible resolution options.
Don't panic if your workers compensation claim gets denied initially. Our law firm has helped hundreds of clients turn denials into approved workers compensation claims.
Contact Our Workers Comp Lawyers for Your Claim
Have you been denied the workers comp benefits you deserve? The lawyers at Schuerger Shunnarah Trial Attorneys are here to help. We understand that this is a stressful time and that you need guidance regarding the case, which is why we'll go to war for you.
If you want to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our professional and compassionate attorneys, call us today or fill in the online quote form, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.