Not Knowing May Lead to Not Getting Treatment

Aug 21, 2014 | WC & Other Laws

Most people understand that if they get injured at work, then they should be covered under workers’ compensation.  Workers’ Compensation provides medical care, lost wages, and other benefits to compensate employees who sustain injuries on the job.  The problem is that workers’ compensation does not cover all injuries that happen on the job.

Injured workers still must show that there was some link between their job and their injury.  Insurance companies are getting very aggressive challenging injuries whenever it is not clear how the injury occurred.  When an injured worker is found on the ground, and does not remember what caused him or her to fall – the insurance company is more likely to deny the claim.

Unexplained falls – called idiopathic – is the hot defense for insurance companies recently.  If you sustain a fall on the job and you are not sure what caused it – do not give any written or recorded statements until you have consulted with an attorney.  If you tripped because of an obstacle, because you were carrying something for work, or some trip hazard – then your injury should be covered.

Workers’ Compensation can be difficult, confusing, and very complex.  Kaplan Morrell has helped thousands of injured workers since 1997 get the benefits they deserve.   Contact us here or call us at 303-780-7329 for your FREE CONSULTATION.