Injured at work?
Workers Compensation Attorney
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A workers’ compensation lawyer will work to guide you through the claims process to ensure you receive all to which you are entitled.
The benefits are capped at 104 weeks within five years. Certain injuries and conditions which require longer medical treatment and recuperation, such as severe burns and amputations, allow up to 240 weeks of temporary disability benefits. The payments, which are restricted to a maximum amount per week, are increased annually by a percentage set by the state. The maximum amount for 2018 injury claims is $1,215.27 per week.
Workers’ compensation cases end with either an Award or a Compromise and Release. An Award provides the monetary benefits, which are payable weekly, and leaves open the possibility of future medical treatments to be paid for by the insurance company. A Compromise and Release provides a lump sum award but closes off the possibility of payments for future medical care. A Compromise and Release can only occur with the agreement of both the injured worker and insurance company. Only a qualified attorney can advise you on the best option for you.
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Workers Comp Law | Updates Kite has provided workers comp applicants a potential increase in recovery for multiple injuries. In Kite, the applicant suffered CT injuries to both hips, and had surgery. His use of a cane afterwards resulted in injuries to his shoulder...
Workers Comp Law | Permanent Disability Hikida v. Workers Comp Appeals Board (2017) The applicant had carpal tunnel surgery resulting in a bad surgical outcome. She Then developed chronic regional pain syndrome, and never returned to work. The AME indicated that with...
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