When you work as a federal employee and are trying to get workers’ compensation for an injury or illness you sustained on the job, you may need the help of a workers’ compensation attorney. Even if you have everything you need to prove that you were injured on the job, it is still possible that your supervisor will not want to approve your workers’ compensation claim or that you claim could get denied altogether. When this happens, you may be wondering how you are supposed to pay for your medical bills. Just because a claim was not accepted immediately does not mean you cannot appeal your claim. For more information on how a lawyer can help you with your workers’ compensation claim, please contact a law firm now.
How can our office help you?
If you have not started filing your paperwork for your workers’ compensation claim, you may have many questions, in fact, one of the most common questions we get is about how to file forms such as the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs form or how you can receive payment for medical bills that are piling up. These are both things we should discuss when we go over the details of your case.
Is the government supposed to pay for my medical bills?
While we have worked with many broken systems, we believe that the federal government should take care of you. When you work hard to serve your branch of the federal government, you better believe we will fight on your behalf to ensure they protect you as well when you have been injured on the job. You may be able to receive compensation for things like:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
There are many different injuries and illnesses that you could suffer from while on the job and it is important to remember that even if you believe you caused the accident that led to your injuries, that does not mean workers’ compensation should not cover your expenses. There are many diseases that you may be able to get workers’ compensation benefits for, including mesothelioma, carpal tunnel syndrome, and black lung disease.
How can I get help?
When you need help filing your workers’ compensation forms or if you want to fight back when your claim was denied, speak with a Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyer to see how they can be on your side.
Thanks to the Law Office of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt for their insight into workers compensation and federal employees.