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Where can I get information about workmans' compensation for job related injuries?

I was injured on my last job, and I would like to know if I qualify for workmans comp. insurance payments while I am out of work. I feel that my injury was incurred on the job, and I feel that I should receive some sort of payment for the weeks I have been out of work.

Asked By: LANCE H - 9/12/2006
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Your state dept of labor and industries. Also they will tell you over the phone if you qualify or not.
Answered By: housewrkrm - 9/12/2006
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Nothing can ever be pre-approved with workers comp. So go to the doctor, tell them you think it's work related, contact your boss to file the claim. The longer it's been, the less likely you'll be able to collect. Especially if you haven't even seen the doctor yet.
Answered By: mbrcatz17 - 9/12/2006
 
Most states have a Workers Compensation Commission or Board. Check there first, but be aware that if you did not report your injury to your employer when it happened, you will have a harder time of it. Some states have very stringent guidelines for reporting.
Answered By: Catspaw - 9/12/2006
 
i work in the medical office.. my first question for you is "was a claim filed with your employer".. if the answer is no.. that is step one... the employer must than contact their workers compensation insurance which in turn will issue your case a claim number... the claims adjuster and the case nurse manager will... More
Answered By: dd - 9/13/2006
 
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