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Usted Tiene el Derecho Recibir Beneficios de Compensación

Si usted se lesiona en el trabajo en Indiana, usted tiene el derecho recibir beneficios de compensación. Por lo general, bajo nuestra ley en Indiana, los beneficios son:

 

  1. 100% de sus gastos médicos,
  2. 66 2/3% de su salario medio si no puedes trabajar y has perdido pago por más de 7 días, y
  3. Si su lesión es considerada permanente, usted tendrá derecho a un arreglo de dinero.

 

Si usted se lesionó en el trabajo, es posible que tenga el derecho de interponer una demanda por daños y perjuicios adicionales. Este seria el caso si el accidente fue culpa o negligencia de un individuo o empresa afuera de tu empleador. Estos casos se conocen como las reclamaciones de terceros o acciones de lesiones personales.

Por ejemplo, si experimentas lesiones en el sitio de trabajo y sus lesiones fue culpa de un empleado de otra empresa, podria presenter una demanda contra esa empresa para cobrar daños y perjuicios adicionales que la compensación de su empleador no paga. Un ejemplo de este tipo de caso sería alguien trabajando en construcción debajo de una subcontratista y ese empleado sufre lesiones por culpa de un empleado de otra subcontratista o porque el contractor general no aplicaba los reglas de seguridad.

Si usted tiene un caso similar al ejemplo referido arriba, por favor, considere uno de los abogados de Klezmer Maudlin. Nuestro asistente de abogado bilingüe, Janell, puede hablar con usted y remitir su mensaje a uno de nuestros abogados. Gracias.

You May Be Entitled to Workers’ Comp Benefits

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:

  1. 100% of your medical expenses without any payment by you,
  2. 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
  3. 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.

Employer Denied Lost Wages During Injury Examination

Question: My employer has denied me lost wages when I was sent to be examined and during appointment times that I was scheduled for work. Is this legal? How do I go about recovering work time hours lost?

Answer: You are correct that your employer’s actions are contrary to the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act. You are not alone in your problems. In fact, this is something we face quite often.

According to Ind. Code §22-3-3-6(b), if the employee is required to miss work because of an examination scheduled by the employer to determine the compensability of a claim or to report on the employee’s disability or impairment, the employee is entitled to full reimbursement for any loss of wages.

Your employer can require the examinations to take place outside your work hours and in that case you would not be reimbursed for your time.

You may need assistance to secure these benefits. It is your right to either represent yourself in a worker’s compensation dispute or to hire an attorney. When deciding whether or not you want to involve an attorney, keep in mind that Indiana’s workers’ compensation laws are written in a way which tends to favor the employer as opposed to the injured employee.

Many employees think that they cannot afford an attorney, however, attorney fees are controlled by the Act as well and they come out of any recovery we make on your behalf. If you would like to discuss representation in reference to your work injury, please give our office a call at (317) 569-9644 and we can discuss the matter with you.