If you are injured on the job in Indiana, you may be entitled to Indiana workers’ compensation benefits. Under our law in Indiana, these benefits pay you, generally, three items:
- 100% of your medical expenses without any payment by you,
- Lost wages at a rate of 66 2/3% of your average pay if you are unable to work for more than 7 days, and
- If your injury is considered permanent or long term, you will be entitled to a settlement.
If you were hurt at work, you may also have the right to pursue a claim for additional damages. This will be the case if your accident was due to the fault or negligence of another party. These cases are referred to as third party claims or personal injury actions. If you were injured on a job site, for example, and your injuries were due to the fault of an employee of another company, you could file a lawsuit against that company and collect additional damages that workers’ compensation does not pay.
A typical example of this type of case would be a construction worker who works for a sub-contractor and is injured either due to the fault of another sub-contractor’s employee or because various safety rules were not enforced by the general contractor and the failure to enforce the safety rule(s) caused your injury.
If you have such a claim, please consider one of the attorneys at Klezmer Maudlin at 317.569.9644.