Golitko & Daly

Workers' Compensation Lawyers

A workplace injury or an illness triggered by work conditions can affect all areas of your life, including your future career opportunities.

Our lawyers in Indianapolis and Kokomo, Indiana, can let you focus on healing while we handle your claim.

What should you do if you are injured at work? 

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Know Your Rights

Workers' compensation is intended to ensure employees have the means they need to recover from a work-related illness or injury.

Most employers are required by law to have insurance to cover workers' compensation claims. Providers must fairly consider your claim for coverage.

Navigating a workers' compensation claim can become complicated and stressful, especially if a claim is initially denied. 

The importance of hiring a workers' compensation attorney is paramount. We can help with every stage of your claim to make sure that you receive what you need to recover from your injury.

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Important Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury 

Get Medical Care 

If you are seriously injured at work, it is important to receive medical care as soon as possible. Keep a record of all of your medical bills and paperwork. They will be important in helping to build your case. 

Notify Your Employer

In Indiana, you must notify your employer within 30 days after the injury occurs. Failure to do so may result in your claim being denied. This step also ensures that your claim is processed quickly and that you get the benefits you deserve without delay.

Contact a Lawyer 

Our team of dedicated attorneys can answer questions and assist you at any step of the process, whether you are considering filing a claim or your claim has been denied. Contacting a lawyer early on can also ensure you are provided the full compensation you need to recover. 

Do you have questions about workers' compensation?

Call Our Law Firm Today

Our knowledgeable attorneys are dedicated to protecting disadvantaged workers throughout Indianapolis and the state. If you believe you are entitled to workers compensation, call us: 

(800) 520-1644

What types of work injuries has our firm covered?

Personalized Legal Solutions for Your Case

Administrative Claim

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The main route for compensation in most work-related injuries is through an administrative claim. These claims generally only cover medical expenses and lost wages. They may also include benefits for permanent impairments.

Third-Party Claim

You may have the right to file a third-party claim if your injury was caused by someone other than your coworker or employer. You can receive compensation for pain and suffering, as well as medical expenses and lost wages with a third-party claim.

Workplace Injuries and Illnesses  Are More Common Than You Think

What Counts as a Workplace Injury? Injuries Can Be Traumatic or Occupational

Falls

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Burns

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Repetitive Stress Injuries

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How do you know if you qualify for a workers' compensation claim?

To Qualify for Compensation You Must Meet Certain Requirements

Injury Occurred during Employment 

Workers' compensation covers any injuries that occur during your employment, such as on a construction site, and while you are performing your assigned work duties. For example, if you are running errands for work, you may be covered. But if you are injured during your commute, you will not. 

A Traumatic or Occupational Injury

Traumatic work injuries, including damage to the spinal cord, are not the only injuries covered under workers' compensation. If you've suffered an occupational injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of repetitive motions, you may also be eligible for benefits. 

File the Appropriate Documentation

Filing a worker's compensation claim is a time-sensitive process. To ensure that your claim is not denied due to missed deadlines, take action as soon as possible. With the help of our law firm, you can make sure that the appropriate documentation is filed correctly and on time. 

Worried about the cost of hiring a lawyer?

We Make It Possible for You to Afford an Attorney 

Many injured workers do not file a claim or do not appeal a denied claim because they think they cannot afford professional help. 

But this is not the case. At Golitko & Daly, P.C. we take all workplace injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that we do not get paid until you do

We also offer free consultations for our clients, so there is no risk in speaking to us about your case. You have more to lose if you do not contact a lawyer at all. Reach out to our attorneys in Indianapolis and Kokomo, Indiana, today.

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Have questions? Needing help or advice?

Contact Our Law Firm Today

Our firm focuses almost exclusively on job-related injuries so that we can provide you with the most attentive service and favorable results. Injured workers and their loved ones can reach our attorneys in Indianapolis and Kokomo, Indiana, by calling: 

(800) 520-1644

Our lawyers can help you every step of the way...

Contact Golitko & Daly, P.C.  If You:

Did Not Receive Sufficient Compensation

If the workers' compensation you were offered does not cover your losses, our workers' compensation lawyers can file an appeal on your behalf and build a compelling case to show why you deserve a larger settlement.

Were Denied Benefits

In many cases, victims are denied workers' compensation benefits. Our law firm can appeal your case and work with experts to show why you qualify for workers' compensation. 

Are Preparing to File

Contacting a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible is the best way to ensure that you receive the amount of compensation you deserve and are not denied benefits in the first place. 

Golitko & Daly, P.C.  Going to Work When You Can't

John P. Daly Jr. and Matt Golitko, who specializes in workers' compensation, discuss why they chose to work together. They handle all aspects of their clients' needs under one roof, providing the focus and attention each case deserves.

We've helped many clients secure workers compensation following a job-related injury...

Noteworthy Verdicts & Settlements

$5.6 Million Dollar Settlement

Our law firm recovered millions of dollars in workers' compensation benefits for a victim of a semi-truck accident that led to quadriplegia.

$5.3 Million Dollar Settlement

By filing a workers' compensation claim on behalf of a client who suffered a ladder fall, we were able to secure a notable settlement.

$3.6 Million Dollar Settlement

Our personal injury attorneys built a compelling case on behalf of an injured construction worker whose accident resulted in quadriplegia.

Injured workers look to our workers' compensation attorneys for answers and advice...

A Law Firm​ Fighting for Workers, Not Their Employers

"These are real people, honest and hard working. They aren't just out for a quick buck." Google Review for Golitko & Daly

The Benefits of Hiring a Workers' Compensation Representative

Focus on Your Health

The effects of a personal injury at work can be life-altering. By hiring a lawyer at our Indianapolis firm, you can focus on getting your health and life back to normal while we focus on your case. 

Collect Fair Compensation

Don't let another party determine how much you are owed. Our attorneys can collect the evidence you need and build a compelling case that supports why you need compensation or support following your injury. 

Rely on Us

Claim adjusters are just doing their job. They aren't looking out for your best interests. Hiring a lawyer who is focused on your well-being is the best way to protect yourself against having your claim denied or getting shortchanged. 

Some Industries Are Simply More Dangerous Than Others

Don't Delay: Be Aware of Time Limits

In Indiana, workers have just 30 days to notify their employers of an injury or illness acquired in the workplace. 

Failing to notify your employer within the 30-day limit could result in your claim being denied, so don't wait. Contact our workers' compensation representatives today to ensure the best possible results.

More Reasons  to Hire Our Firm 

Indiana has statutes that set out all the benefits an injured worker may recover in the event of a work injury. These statutes make up the Indiana Workers' Compensation Act and further define employee and independent contractor distinctions. The act limits what the injured employee can recover or receive from the employer for any injury that may occur within the course and scope of one’s employment. If you're seeking to file a worker's comp claim, you may want to procure legal services. The team of workers' compensation lawyers at Golitko & Daly, P.C., offer free consultations for every client and can help clients pursue the compensation they deserve. To schedule your free case review, call us at (765) 865-9300 or contact us online

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Workers' compensation claims can be complicated without the help of an attorney.

The Particulars of Indiana Workers' Compensation Claims  

The limitation on recovery relieves the employer from liability and payment of damages other than those set out in the Indiana Employer Protection Act – more commonly known as the Indiana Workers' Compensation Act. For example, there is no pain and suffering in workers' compensation cases. Our offices in Indianapolis and Kokomo deal with many such cases however, and can help maximize the many other benefits an Indiana injured worker can receive, such as:

  • Lost wages or temporary wages stemming from disability
  • Permanent impairment or disability
  • Prescription cost and reimbursement
  • Medical treatment that is in dispute

There are also several other hidden benefits that the insurance companies and employers do not want you to know about. Work accidents happen in a variety of ways and cause a wide range of injuries. Indiana has the same benefits statewide, so it makes no difference if you were injured in:

  • Indianapolis or Marion County
  • Ft. Wayne or Allen County
  • Evansville, IN
  • Richmond, IN
  • Kokomo or Howard County
  • Marion or Grant County
  • Anderson, IN
  • Huntington, IN
  • Wabash, IN
  • Logansport or Cass County
  • Columbus, IN
  • Terra Haute, IN
  • Frankfort or Clinton County
  • Franklin, IN

No matter the city or county - all the benefits are the same. That’s why we can deal with any workers' compensation case from our main office in Indianapolis, as long as it’s within the state of Indiana. To get a free consultation with one of our workers' comp attorneys in Indianapolis or our other offices, contact Golitko & Daly today.

"John is an attorney who knows his area of practice very well, is comfortable in the courtroom, and acts in his clients' best interests."​ – Peer Review by Partner in Construction Litigation

Who Is Covered Under the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act?

Indiana state law requires employers to purchase workers' compensation insurance for all employees, including temporary employees and minors. Penalties can be assessed against employers who do not purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Damages for workers’ compensation claims are awarded for new injuries that occurred during the course and scope of employment, and aggravation of old injuries by new employment-related injuries.

We Represent a Wide Range of Work Injury Types

At Golitko & Daly, we have seen about every work injury imaginable.  We have represented families in wrongful death actions against the employer and their insurance companies.  We have handled:

We have personally witnessed how catastrophic injuries affect Hoosier families and create hardships that can seem impossible to overcome. Golitko & Daly is confident that we can help.  

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Our attorneys' familiarity with the Indiana Workers' Comp Act can be used to maximize your results. 

Which Benefits May Be Awarded?

Indiana law limits what can be recovered beyond what is specified in the Indiana Employer Protection Act. If your work injury claim has been approved by your employer’s insurance carrier, you can receive:

  • Two-thirds your average weekly wage during the time that you are ordered not to work by the insurance company's authorized physician.
  • Payment for a permanent partial impairment, or a partial disability classified by the insurance company's authorized physician.
  • Payment of medical expenses to physicians authorized by the insurance company, and reimbursement of related out-of-pocket expenses, including medication and mileage if you are required to travel beyond the county of your employer.

Do I Need Legal Representation for Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation law is complex, and each case has its own unique circumstances. A workers’ compensation lawyer can review your case and resolve any disputes between you and your employer, and maximize the payout of lost wages and medical care under the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act. Our attorneys have the skills to prove the full extent of damage and losses, resulting in better compensation and peace of mind for our clients.

"It was an informative experience and very professional.​" – Former Social Security Client

Workers' compensation law can be difficult to navigate, and so claimants without an intimate knowledge of these policies are at a distinct disadvantage. Without the help of an experienced workers' compensation attorney, you may find that your losses and expenses are not adequately covered. You have expertise in your field, and we are experts in ours. We are proud to stand up for the rights of injured workers to make sure they receive the compensation they will need to rebuild their lives in the wake of an injury.

We Have Secured Multiple Million Dollar Results

Before you hire a lawyer or a law firm, ask hard questions.  If you were injured at work, it is best you have a workers' compensation lawyer.  Mr. Golitko has handled thousands of Indiana workers' comp cases and has the experience and creativity to get your case resolved and to maximize the benefits you are entitled to. We have secured satisfactory results on behalf of our clients and look forward to reviewing your case. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

To help clients feel empowered and well informed about the complex laws and regulations surrounding workers' compensation, attorneys Matthew M. Golitko and John P. Daly, Jr. have compiled a list of helpful questions to ask a workers' compensation lawyer

What am I obligated to do if I am hurt on the job?

Under the Indiana Workers' Compensation Act, an employee is obligated to notify his or her employer of any injury that occurs on the job. The employee should insist that the employer prepare a written report.

Who pays my medical bills when I am treated for a work-related injury?

Under the Indiana Worker's Compensation Act, if an employee is injured on the job, the employer is responsible for all medical care resulting from the injury. However, the employer is entitled to choose the doctor who will treat the employee.

"I have known John Daly for several years and have worked with him on many construction injury claims. He has always been very professional and thorough in his approach." – Client of Several Years 

How do I pay my bills during the time I am out of work as a result of my work injury?

Under the Indiana Worker's Compensation Act, if you are temporarily totally disabled, you can receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage for the past year, but not more than $600 per week.

Where else can I look for income benefits if my employer refuses to pay worker's compensation benefits?

You can apply for unemployment benefits or short-term disability benefits.

What are my duties and obligations if I work for another employer?

You can take a job with a new employer, but your eligibility for lost wage benefits may be affected.

Can I recover money for my pain and suffering?

No, under Indiana law, workers' compensation does not pay for pain and suffering. Compensation will cover medical bills and expenses, but will not extend to emotional aspects.

What should I do if I can no longer perform my pre-accident job?

If you were injured on the job, you are entitled to vocational rehabilitation services from the state of Indiana. You may be entitled to receive training for a new vocation.

Our team is happy to provide all the answers you need to better understand your rights.

What if I need additional medical treatment and the worker's compensation carrier refuses to treat me?

You can request a free second opinion, an independent medical exam, and your employer or your employer’s insurance carrier will be responsible for the cost.

Can I be fired for filing a worker's compensation claim?

No, under Indiana law, you cannot be fired for filing a workers' compensation claim. If an employer has unfairly terminated your employment because of a claim, you can be entitled to further restitution.

If I have to see a doctor chosen by the workers’ compensation carrier, and I have to miss work, will my lost wages be reimbursed?

Yes, you will be reimbursed based on your daily average wage.

What if I have difficulty receiving benefits from my employer’s worker's compensation insurance carrier?

First, you should talk with the insurance carrier to find out why the claim was denied. Many times, disputes can be resolved by providing more information or medical records. If you cannot resolve the dispute, you can contact the ombudsman division of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Indiana to explore alternative dispute resolution alternatives.

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Our attorneys work carefully to educate clients so they can make well-informed decisions.

Golitko & Daly, P.C.

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Our attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of injured workers. In addition to our aggressive representation, we pride ourselves on our: 

  • Proven results 
  • Free consultations for clients 
  • Contingency-based services 
  • Affiliations with the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and more 

To speak to one of our attorneys about your case, call us at (800) 520-1644 or request a consultation online

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