Nearly anyone who has been injured in the normal course of their work duties is eligible for assistance for their medical bills and lost time. Yet many employers attempt to deny their employees the workers compensation benefits they are entitled to. Even if your employer used workers compensation insurance to pay for your medical bills, you may still be entitled to compensation for your lost time.
Workers’ compensation insurance is a way for employers to look after the wellbeing of their employees when they suffer an injury at work or develop a work-related medical condition. In years past, before the introduction of workers’ compensation, injured workers had to handle the full medical cost of their injuries—even if those injuries were a direct result of their working conditions. Now that workers’ compensation is standard, employees should be covered.
But often that simply isn’t the case. Some employers will go to great lengths to accuse the employee of being injured by their own recklessness or negligence. Others will simply refuse to pay benefits their employees should be entitled to. For the vast majority of jobs, workers’ compensation laws stipulate that workers can receive payment for time they missed at work.
If you have lost wages because of an injury at work, but your employer has refused to compensate you for your time lost, you can take legal action to seek the wages you have been unfairly denied. To discuss your case with an experienced workers compensation and lost wages lawyer, contact the Bruno Law Offices today at (217) 328-6000.