Workers Comp 101: How Do Workers Comp Claims Get Paid Out?

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

After reading about 'What is Workers Comp?' Ever wondered exactly how workers compensation claims get paid out? Why would it be denied? Check out some helpful information about Workers' Comp payouts.

A workers' comp claim is paid if the employer or insurance carrier agrees that the injury or illness is work­ related. If the employer or insurance carrier disputes the claim, no cash benefits are paid until the workers' compensation law judge decides who is right. If a worker is not receiving benefits because the employer or insurance carrier is arguing that the injury is not job-related, he or she may be eligible for disability benefits in the meantime. Any payments made under the Disability Program, however, will be subtracted from future workers' compensation awards.

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If you can return to work but your injury prevents you from earning the same wages you once did, you may be entitled to a benefit that will make up two-thirds of the difference. You may also return to work in light or alternate duty before you are fully healed. Returning to work even under light or moderate duty may not negatively effect your case. The severity of the injury dictates the amount of compensation. 

If you're having trouble obtaining Workers Compensation feel free to contact our firm. We are experienced with the entire process and can assist wherever possible. Feel free to also check out the workers compensation board website for more information.

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**This blog post is for informational purposes. Your specific circumstances may vary from the information provided. Every case is different. Prior results do not guarantee future outcomes. The contents contained in this post do not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please contact us before sending confidential or time-sensitive material**

Tags: work injuries, workers' compensation

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