Employers who have four or more regular employees are required to have workers’ compensation insurance.
You should report your injury to your employer as soon as possible. If an injured worker does not report the injury within 90 days, they face the possibility of not receiving benefits. The statute of limitations to file a workers’ compensation claim is 2 years.
Generally, injured workers receive payment for lost wages, medical treatment and permanent impairment. Medical treatment includes conservative care such as medication and physical therapy, surgery, medical supplies, and medical equipment. The insurance company selects the physician who provides medical treatment. Lost wages during time that you are unable to work as a result of the[...]
Injured workers can request another opinion with their insurance adjuster or if the adjuster refuses, they can request a hearing to request that the Commission to order a second opinion. In many situations, second opinions are provided by the insurance carrier.
Yes. Injured workers receive mileage for round trips over ten miles.
Workplace injuries that made pre-existing conditions worse are still compensable.