Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation - when things go wrong

Identities have been protected by changing names. A client who had sustained a working injury and was looking for workers' compensation benefits approached Aurora Assist. Abigail, the client, had informed her employer of the accident, and she had been told that the business's workers' compensation insurance would pay her medical expenses and missed wages. 

However, nearly two months had passed and Abigail had still not gotten any compensation, and her employer had not filed the claim with their insurance company. It soon became clear that the employer was trying to pay Abigail's out of pocket in order to keep the claim from being reported to their insurance company since they thought the amount was little and could be paid discreetly and swiftly. The severity of Abigail's injury was neither known to them nor understood. 

Abigail, feeling frustrated and unsure of her rights, sought advice and contacted Aurora Assist. Upon reviewing the case, we found that Abigail's injuries were more severe than she had originally thought and that her employer's attempts to settle the claim quietly and under the radar were in violation of workers' compensation laws. 

We got in touch with Abigail’s employer and successfully encouraged them to report this to their insurer, along with ensuring that Abigail received her backpay and medical bills for the previous two months. We also assisted Abigail in submitting a formal workers' compensation claim, giving her legal defense and guaranteeing that her medical expenses and lost wages would be paid. 

Due to the delay in involving them, Abigail had effectively gone untreated and unpaid for nearly two months before the insurer agreed to pay Abigail's medical bills and lost wages. Due to her injury, Abigail was already experiencing financial and emotional difficulties; the delay in her benefits only made matters worse. 

Abigail's employer was encouraged by Aurora Assist to pay for her medical bills, lost income, and other associated expenditures. In order to protect herself and her family, we also assisted Abigail in comprehending her rights as an employee and the significance of submitting a formal workers' compensation claim. 

Abigail was relieved to receive the benefits she was entitled to and was thankful for our help in the end. Knowing that skilled professionals were committed to defending her rights, she was able to concentrate on her recuperation and go on with her life. 

We directed Abigail to a workers' compensation attorney in her state when more problems arose because the insurer was messing up her pay checks. Abigail's attorney was ultimately able to reach an agreement on a significant settlement sum, and from what we hear, she is currently retraining in a completely other industry. We wish her all the best.

Read more here about Aurora Assist's Workers' Compensation service.

What are Workers' Compensation Laws?

The goal of workers' compensation laws in the USA, which differ from state to state, is to give employees financial and medical benefits if they are hurt on the job or fall ill as a result of it. These benefits, which often cover medical bills, missed income, and other related costs, are typically given without regard to blame. 

Employees often have the right to file a workers' compensation claim if they are hurt or ill while on the job, and most states require employers to carry workers' compensation insurance or provide an alternate form of coverage. These laws do have some limitations and exceptions, and each state has its own needs and advantages. 

In general, workers' compensation regulations are crucial for upholding employees' rights and guaranteeing that they are adequately compensated for any diseases or injuries that arise from their jobs.