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Get Holiday Pay and Workers’ Compensation?By Pyle Law, December 21 2021 10:33 pm
When you file a claim, your employer will have a portion to fill out, and approval of your benefits will depend upon careful scrutiny of your claim by the insurance company, their claim specialists, and their lawyers. One of the McPherson workers compensation lawyers from Pyle Law is here to answer any questions you might have about your workers’ comp claim or benefits denial, and read on to learn more.
Being injured on the job puts your life on hold, and while you recover and go through rehabilitation, you may be unable to work and support your family. During these difficult times, workers’ compensation is meant to provide for your needs to ensure that you do not have to cover any out-of-pocket expenses associated with your medical bills and lost earnings. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation does not kick in automatically but must be applied for.
Workers’ compensation benefits are meant to cover your out-of-pocket costs from your medical bills associated with your work-related injury or illness, in addition to the lost value of your earnings and other work benefits, which include accrued sick time and vacation time like holiday pay. If you cannot collect workers’ compensation benefits after your injury because your covered employer did not secure workers’ compensation for you and other employees, you could be entitled to a civil penalty of twice the annual premium or $25,000, whichever is greater.
Knowing what options are available to you to recover your damages can be difficult to determine and can require knowledge of local law, procedure, and case precedent, and your workers’ compensation attorney is here to help.
Accidents and work injuries never happen at convenient times. This unfortunately can mean that you might be depending on workers’ comp and out of work during the holiday season. This is often the time that your family could benefit from a little extra money, so you do not want to forgo your holiday pay.
Whether you are eligible to receive holiday pay while on workers’ comp benefits will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. The best way to know for sure is to discuss the matter with your workers’ compensation lawyer who understands Kansas work injury laws.
Your employer might try to deny you rightful pay by reasoning that you are already receiving benefits. The insurance company might try to limit benefits if you receive your holiday pay. In this situation, the only one truly on your side is your workers’ compensation lawyer. We will have your best interests in mind.
One of the experienced workers comp Kansas attorneys from Pyle Law can answer any questions you might have about your case. Learn more about how workers’ compensation can cover your medical bills and how a workers’ comp attorney can help.
Being injured on the job is the last thing you want, and it could lead to long-term disability. Knowing the impact of your injury on your ability to support your family is essential to collect full compensation. This is something that your workers’ comp attorney can help ensure.
Whether you need help filing your initial application or your application has been denied on the first attempt. Your local workers’ comp attorney can help.
Workers’ comp is a “no-fault” system, which means that you are entitled to collect your benefits. Whether you or your employer was at fault for the injury or condition that caused your workplace injury or illness. This is a trade-off in that you automatically can collect damages for your medical bills and lost wages. But your employer cannot be sued for these same damages or others. In some situations, if a third party was responsible, then you can file a lawsuit against them to collect additional damages.
It is not your employer who pays your workers’ compensation benefits, but the workers’ comp insurance company. Insurance companies do not operate for you, but for profit. They do not make a profit by paying out on as many claims as possible as fully as they can. In fact, it is just the opposite, and insurance companies deny whichever claims they can and pay as little as possible.
If you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to compensation, regardless of who caused the accident. Kansas employees who are injured on the job are entitled to timely, impartial, and fair claim resolution. If your claim was not processed in a timely, fair, or impartial manner, you could be entitled to damages.
Knowing whether or not your claim was fairly reviewed or whether your application might have done better with the assistance of a workers’ compensation attorney. Sometimes your claim could be initially denied to encourage you to negotiate and accept a lower settlement. In other situations, claims can sometimes be wrongfully denied. Whatever the reason, your workers’ comp lawyer can help you achieve the best possible outcome for your injury.
There can be many complex situations that arise regarding workers’ compensation benefits and your continued employment and pay. Never assume that you do not deserve certain compensation – always check with a knowledgeable attorney first. To discuss your workers’ comp injury benefits or application with one of the attorneys from Pyle Law, schedule a consultation today!