Meridian Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you have a workplace accident, you expect your workers’ compensation benefits are accessible to you.
If your workers’ comp benefits are denied your bills may begin to pile up.
Your life may become more challenging because you may be unable to work.
An experienced Meridian workers’ compensation lawyer at Skaug Law can handle your case while you recover from your injury.
Our seasoned personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping you win maximum compensation.
They are experienced in negotiating with insurance companies.
If insurance fails to agree to appropriate compensation your Skaug Law lawyer is prepared to help you win at your work comp hearing.
You can call us seven days a week, 24 hours a day to learn more about how you can win full compensation for your injury.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Idaho law gives certain rights and protections to injured workers who have workers’ compensation benefits.
According to Idaho Code §72-409, workers’ compensation benefits are subject to a maximum of 90% and a minimum of 45% of the average weekly state wage.
Injured employees can only choose their own doctor if they have a pre-authorization from the insurance company or a successful Petition for Change of Physician.
With the help of a skilled Meridian workers’ compensation lawyer at Skaug Law, you may be eligible to recover benefits including:
- Past, present and future medical care.
- Lost wages.
- Disability benefits.
- Compensation for retraining.
You can speak to a Skaug Law injury attorney for free to learn what benefits may be available to you.
Filing a Meridian Workers’ Compensation Claim
Once an employee is injured on the job, Idaho law allows 60 days to report the injury and one year to file a workers’ compensation claim.
There are several ways to inform your employer about your injuries:
- In person.
- On the phone.
- A letter or email.
- By having someone else tell them.
Of these, we usually recommend using email because you have a record of informing your employer.
After reporting your injury to your employer, you need to make sure your employer has reported it to the Idaho Industrial Commission (IIC).
To ensure your report was filed you can:
- Ask your employer if it was filed.
- Request a copy of the report.
- Contact the IIC to confirm they received the report.
It is vital for injured employees to be aware of workers’ compensation insurance deadlines.
Missing these deadlines can keep you from receiving the benefits to get your life back.
When Will I Receive Benefits?
Under the law, there is a waiting period of five days for wage replacement.
But if a worker is hospitalized as an in-patient, there is no waiting period.
The injured employee will need to wait two weeks for those first five days to be paid.
Unfortunately, insurance companies often put profit above the needs of injured claimants.
Injured workers benefit from the legal help of the right injury lawyer stand up to big insurance companies.
An insurance industry study reported that injury victims who hire an attorney receive 2.5 times more money on average than people who handle their case on their own.
To ensure their weekly benefits are being calculated correctly and to get help receiving the medical treatment they need, many injured employees turn to a Skaug Law workers’ compensation lawyer in Meridian.
Rely on a Skilled Meridian Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.
Suffering an injury on the job can keep you from earning the money you need to support you and your family.
To avoid economic hardship, a skilled Meridian workers’ compensation lawyer at Skaug Law can be your guide to obtaining your workers’ compensation benefits.
Skaug Law attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means you only pay attorney fees at the end when you win your case.
You can learn more about your legal options by contacting our firm and talking things over for free in your initial consultation with one of our lawyers.