Frequently Asked Questions about Workers Compensation
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation that is also known as workmans’ comp
or work comp, is an insurance program that is mandated by either the federal
government or individual states like the State of Idaho.
Workers’ compensation provides medical
benefits and wage replacement for employees who have been injured or have
illness suffered in the course of employment.
Robert K Beck is an Idaho Falls workers’ compensation
attorney that can review your situation and help you receive the compensation
in which you are entitled.
Does workers’ compensation only cover medical expenses?
compensation will pay for medical expenses including hospital bills, doctors’
bills, and other medical related expenses that are necessary to diagnose and
also treat your injury or illness.
Workers compensation may pay for rehabilitation, physical therapy or
other recovery type expenses. Additionally, workers’ compensation provides disability
payments while an injured employee is unable to work.
Knowing what compensation you are entitled
to is not common knowledge which is why contacting Idaho Falls workers’
compensation attorney Robert K. Beck is very important to protect your
Are all employees covered by workers’ compensation?
No. There are
exclusions. Call Robert K Beck to review your case.
Are all injuries and illnesses suffered on the job covered
by workers’ compensation?
No. There are some
limits. For example, injuries that
happen because an employee is using illegal drugs or is intoxicated are not
covered. Other situations where coverage
may be denied include, violation of company policy, self-inflicted injury, injuries
suffered while committing a crime.
Again it is important to contact Robert K. Beck, your Idaho
Falls workers’ compensation attorney to clarify your specific situation.
Does workers’ compensation cover medical problems that are
manifested over time?
Yes.Some illnesses and injuries are a result of
long-term work related conditions.For
example, chronic back problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and stress-related
illnesses may be covered.
K. Beck is the Idaho Falls worker’s compensation attorney that can help you
with your situation.