Being injured on the job can be extremely traumatizing. If you’ve been injured on the job, you may have several questions in your mind – how much is treatment going to cost, when will I be able to return to work, will I get paid, will my job be waiting when I go back and many more.
Unfortunately, many employers and their insurance companies do not really want to pay an employee who has been injured on the job. Here are answers to some important questions you may have in mind, to help you through this confusing and difficult process.
Can I be fired if I cannot go to work after injury?
In most states, the law requires employers to provide job protection and unpaid leave to employees with qualified medical reasons. However, more information is needed to determine if you and your employer are covered under this law. An experienced work comp attorney can help you understand your case and help you get you the best compensation in your case.
Can I take my employer to court?
While workers’ compensation law makes you eligible to claim compensation for injuries incurred at the workplace, it prevents you from filing a lawsuit against your employer. Workers’ compensation is designed as insurance to pay for injuries resulting from the workplace, and not as a tool to extract money from your employer.
What is mediation?
Mediation is the process of settling and reaching an agreement between two parties. A mediator serves as an impartial observer and helps both parties reach an agreement. Many workers’ comp cases are settled in this manner and your attorney can help you.
To consult the best Phoenix personal injury or workers’ compensation doctors, call Arizona Injury Medical Associates at 480-347-0941. Workers’ comp doctors will not only help you recover from your workplace injury or illness but also help you with the necessary case documentation you need to file your claim.