When Should I Get A Workers Comp Lawyer?
You have just sustained an injury on the job. You are now out of work. The two most important questions on your mind are probably 1) Am I going to get better, and 2) Will I be paid while I’m out of work.
In a perfect world, immediately following your work related injury, your employer will file a first report of injury. This is the first step in initiating the workers’ compensation benefits. Once they file the first report of injury, the workers compensation insurer, who insurers the employer in the event of a work-related injury, is put on notice. In this perfect world, the insurer will then initiate the payment of weekly benefits within 14 days. Furthermore, any and all treatment related to this injury will be paid for by the workers comp insurer, thus facilitating a quick recovery and a quick return to work.