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.
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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.