If you were injured on the job, you may be wondering whether you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. It’s usually a good idea to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney when you’ve been involved in any type of accident so you can learn about your rights and file a claim on time. The attorneys at Columbia Falls, MT's premier workers' compensation firm, Bothe and Lauridsen, have been offering expert legal services to area residents for over 30 years
Here, they'll answer some common questions about workplace injuries:
- How Do I Know If I’m Covered? Many people wonder whether their workplace incident is actually covered by workers' compensation. In order to be eligible for this benefit, you generally need to be an active employee of the company and have been injured because of your work duties. However, there are some situations where you may not be covered, such as if you were under the influence while on the job.
- Do I Really Need An Attorney? In most cases, you do not need to file a lawsuit, but if you feel that you are not receiving adequate compensation or are confused about your rights, it makes sense to talk to a personal injury attorney. Your attorney can provide legal advice and help you in the event that you do need to file a lawsuit.
- Will I Still Get Workers' Compensation Benefits If I Go Back To Work? If you lost wages because of your injuries from the incident at work, you more than likely will continue to receive benefits. However, the amount may be reduced since you are now able to earn an income in spite of the injury. If you are able to go back to your regular schedule, your workers' compensation benefits may stop.
If you have questions about workers' compensation or your rights after an accident, talk to the attorneys at Bothe and Lauridsen in Columbia Falls, MT. Call them at (406) 892-2193 or visit their website for more information.