Worker’s compensation is a mandatory insurance program intended to compensate workers who have been injured on the job for medical care and lost wages. Employees who have been involved in an accident at the workplace or who have suffered from occupational diseases are eligible to receive benefits. However, not all employers always play fair. There are some common worker’s compensation myths you should be aware of to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. In addition, you should hire an experienced worker’s compensation attorney to handle your case. The attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm understand all worker’s compensation laws in Idaho. We will fight to get you every penny you deserve.
Worker’s Compensation Myths
Myth 1: My claim is protected because my employer will be sure to file all necessary forms.
For any worker’s compensation claim in Idaho, there are several forms that need to be submitted to the Idaho Industrial Commission. Some of these forms need to be filled out and submitted by your employers. Other forms need to be submitted by the person who was injured. A list of all forms for an Idaho worker’s compensation case can be found on the Idaho Industrial Commission website https://iic.idaho.gov/find-a-form/ Your attorney will also be able to help you submit all necessary forms.
Myth 2: When filling a worker’s compensation claim, I must sue my employer.
This myth is completely untrue. When you file a worker’s compensation claim you are not filing suit. The Idaho Industrial Commission is a state government agency that oversees all worker’s compensation claims in Idaho. The Industrial Commission is an administrative court or tribunal, not regular civil litigation. In most cases, the person who is injured is filing a claim against the employer’s insurance company to cover medical bills and lost wages.
Myth 3: Compensation will be given for pain and suffering after worker’s compensation accident.
Worker’s compensation only covers the injured persons’ medical treatment, lost wages, diminished future earnings, and any permanent disability percentage rating. Compensation for pain and suffering will not be compensated for.
Myth 4: If the accident was the injured person’s fault, a worker’s compensation claim cannot be filed.
This is false. Worker’s compensation covers the injured even if the accident was 100% fault of the employee. The injured employee is still entitled to full benefits.
Contact a Workers Compensation Lawyer at Parke Gordon in Boise
Don’t wait to call the worker’s compensation attorneys and lawyers at Parke Gordon in Boise. Call our law office now at (208) 322-7274 for a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We can take the stress out of a claim and we’ll fight to get you full value for your injuries.
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