It’s important that you talk to your employer to understand all the aspects of your workers’ compensation program.
Typically, a claims professional will contact you and/or your supervisor about your injury claim within 24 hours after your employer has filed a claim. The amount of time varies by state law, but most claims for acceptance are determined in a few days.
Visiting a Doctor
Every state has different workers’ compensation guidelines for receiving medical treatment. Some states require that you go to a medical provider selected by your employer. Your medical bills may be paid directly or by reimbursement.
Know Your Benefits
In addition to medical treatment, workers’ compensation covers replacement of a portion of your lost wages if you are unable to work. The amount and distribution of your benefits vary by state. You must be out of work for a short period of time before you qualify for loss of earnings compensation which also varies by state.