Indiana Worker's Compensation Lawyers
This website is meant to be a resource for workers injured during the course of their employment in the state of Indiana. It includes frequently asked questions, forms commonly used in an Indiana worker's compensation claim, links to various Indiana state agencies, tips on what to do if you are injured at work, and statistics about work injuries in Indiana.
The purpose of the Worker's Compensation Act of Indiana, which was passed by the Indiana General Assembly in 1915, is to provide a system in which an injured worker or his dependants—in the event of the worker's death—can obtain financial assistance when the worker is injured at work. The Act was designed to protect injured workers and their families. Experienced and knowledgeable worker's comp lawyers will serve as valuable consultants in navigating claims for personal injury or death that occurs as a result of a worksite injury.
The Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana administers and enacts the provisions of the Act and was created in 1915 by the Indiana General Assembly. The Board consists of seven members, one of whom serves as chairman. Each member is appointed by the Governor and holds office for four years.
It is important to understand that the Board is an administrative agency, not a court of law. This means that the Board makes rulings and decisions, but does not hear jury trials. Many of the parts of the Act make jury trials unnecessary. The Board has many different powers, which includes the ability to hear, determine, and review all claims made by injured workers and the power to approve claims for medical services.
The information contained on this website applies only to the Worker's Compensation Act of Indiana. If you were not injured in Indiana, please consult the agency responsible for managing worker's compensation claims in your state for information specific to your state's laws.
Indiana Worker's Compensation News & Information
Am I entitled to temporary partial disability benefits?
You can receive temporary partial disability if, due to your injury, you are partially unable to work for a temporary period of time. According to Indiana Title Code 22-3-3-7, if you are reassigned to a job after your injury that meets the restrictions given by your physician but pays less than your…
Lost Time at Work Due To Medical Appointments
Yes. It is a common misconception among employers that you are not entitled to be paid for time taken off for medical visits related to your injury on the job...
Can Your Employer Require That You Seek Medical Care Outside of Working Hours?
If you are injured on the job in the State of Indiana, your employer has the right to direct your medical care. This means that your boss can tell you which doctors and therapists to see for your care. In turn, he or she is responsible to pay 100 percent of your medical treatment costs. […]
What is a Third Party Claim?
If you are badly injured at work, it is very important to determine if your injury is the result of a company that is not your employer. We call these companies third parties. Many people who contact us after becoming injured at work are shocked to hear that they cannot sue their…
Updated Guidelines Regarding Nurse Case Managers
GUIDANCE REGARDING THE ROLE OF THE NURSE CASE MANAGER IN THE INDIANA WORKER’S COMPENSATION ARENA Ideally, a nurse case manager (NCM) is a liaison among the medical provider, the employer and the injured worker. While not an indispensable player in the Indiana worker’s compensation process or…