If you’ve been injured on the job, you should seek the assistance of an experienced attorney. At the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, our goal is to provide the best possible representation for injured workers in all aspects of their workers’ compensation case.
We will advocate vigorously for our clients and are committed to getting our clients the benefits that they deserve.
Indiana Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation is publicly funded insurance. The employer pays money into the system and government/administrative employees decide which injured employees are eligible for compensation. Just as a person injured in a car accident retains an attorney to pressure the insurance company into paying fair compensation, so can an Indiana workers’ compensation law firm help you get the benefits to which you are entitled.
A common employer defense to an action brought by an Indiana workers compensation law firm is that a preexisting condition was aggravated and/or the injury did not occur at work. Most Indiana workers’ compensation attorneys handle claims that involve either a sudden traumatic injury, such as a slip-and-fall, or a repetitive stress injury like back pain. To be entitled to benefits, you must establish that your injury occurred at work.
Indiana workers’ compensation benefits are divided into three major categories:
- Partial wage replacement of up to two-thirds of your wages or salary. Those reviewing your claim may not be fair in determining the exact amount. Regardless of the amount of money you actually earn, the award is capped.
- Covered medical treatment, which accounts for the largest percentage of Indiana workers’ comp payments. Workers’ compensation authorizes payment only for those procedures and prescriptions deemed medically necessary and related to the workers’ injury.
- Impairment payment, which is potentially paid if you are unable to return to work or cannot assume your full pre-accident workload.
If you have been injured at work, it is critical to have an attorney serve as your advocate. Contact the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi to schedule your free consultation to make sure you get fair compensation for your injuries.