Termination of benefits in a worker’s compensation claim can be financially devastating for a family. The purpose of worker’s compensation laws is to allow workers who get hurt while they are on the job to obtain the medical care needed without worrying about how to pay the bills. Benefits include costs of medical care as well as payment of wages while off work. The Murphy Law Firm in Missoula, MT, has experience with every stage of a worker’s compensation case, from start to finish, and everything that may arise in the meantime. Let us help you get the benefits that you deserve.
Why Seek Worker’s Compensation Benefits?
A work-related injury or contraction of an occupational disease while on the job is a life-changing event. Injured workers often need time to heal or participate in therapy, and this means they are not able to go to work. The purpose of worker’s compensation benefits is to provide the funds needed to cover living expenses while recovering from an on the job injury or accident. The system is designed to get the hurt worker the medical care they need, so a full recovery and return to work can be made. In order to qualify for benefits, you must prove certain elements of the case, and follow a certain procedure. If you are not familiar with the worker’s compensation laws and rules, the process can be frustrating and cause confusion. But an attorney who specializes in worker’s compensation can help, taking on your case so that you can focus on getting to the doctor and getting well again.
Types Of Worker’s Compensation Benefits
Typical worker’s compensation benefits include payment of medical expenses and lost wages. The medical expenses must be directly related to the accident, and the lost wages must be as a result of the inability to return to work due to the injury that was suffered. Lost wages may also be in the form of time off work while at a doctor visit or therapy session. Benefits can also be either temporary or permanent, and classification as one or the other depends upon the medical diagnosis and findings made by medical professionals. Benefits are required to be paid for a certain amount of time and for a specific amount, but can also be terminated. When benefits are terminated it is vital to seek the assistance of a qualified attorney to demand payments resume, so you are not left without an income while you prepare to go back to work.
How We Can Help
If your worker’s compensation benefits have been terminated you must act fast. Your right to challenge the termination is a relatively short timeframe, and it is best to question the termination of benefits as soon as possible. The sooner you raise an inquiry as to the reason for the termination, the sooner your benefits may resume. Our job is to file the proper documentation and make a clear argument for a return to benefits on your behalf.
Who to Call for Help
If you have been hurt at work, we can help you recover full and fair compensation. You can contact our office online, or call us today at 406-452-2345.