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2 Common Workers’ Compensation Myths

Apr 11, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

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Workers’ compensation is a vital safety net for employees throughout Indiana who suffered on-the-job injuries or illnesses and can’t return to work for long periods of time. Almost all businesses in Indiana are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and it can help families keep their heads above water while their loved ones are recuperating from health complications suffered at work.

Over the years, many myths have spread about workers’ compensation. It can be difficult to separate fact from fiction, especially if you’ve never needed to file for workers’ compensation benefits. At Stewart & Stewart, our Indiana workers’ compensation lawyers want to help injured workers like you understand the system, how it works, and how it can benefit your family.

When you get in touch with us, we’ll walk you through the application, filing, and appeals process while clearing up common myths, such as:

  1. Filing a workers’ compensation claim means suing your employer – While your employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, filing a claim doesn’t mean you are suing the company. Instead, you are filing a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Board of Indiana.
  2. Getting rejected by the workers’ compensation board means you’re ineligible for benefits – It’s common for workers to be rejected for workers’ compensation benefits when they first apply, as many small oversights, errors, and technicalities can jeopardize otherwise concrete claims. However, you still have a chance to appeal the board’s decision, and we can help.

Don’t stay in the dark about workers’ compensation benefits and how you can obtain them for yourself and your loved ones. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation to learn more and to start your path towards getting the money you deserve.

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