Q: What is a worker’s compensation?
A: Work compensation benefits are granted to employees who are injured at work. It covers not only accidents inside the work place but also includes traffic accidents outside of work so long as you are doing work related activities. It also includes slip and fall and other premises liability accidents so long as you are doing work duties at the time of the accident.
Q: What should I do if I get injured while at work?
A: The first thing you must do is to report the incident to your immediate supervisor. If you were injured while performing your job duties, inform your supervisor immediately. If you believe that you are developing illness due to your work, you must also report it to your supervisor.
Q: Am I entitled to worker’s compensation?
A: Your employer is required by the law to provide you with worker’s compensation benefits if you were injured or developed illness due to your work. If you employer denies you of such benefits, you have the right to file a claim.
Q: What types of benefits I am entitled to?
A: The law states that worker’s compensation benefits may include five basic benefits, such as medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, supplement job displacement benefits, and death benefits.
Q: What should I do if my employer denies me of worker’s compensation benefits?
A: First, you must have proofs that your employer indeed deprived you of worker’s compensation. The next step is to find a reputable and experienced employment attorney who can help you in filing necessary charges against your employer. Depriving employees of proper benefits is against the law and is punishable by law, so if your employer fails to uphold your rights, you have the right to file lawsuit with the help of your legal representative.