Des Moines Employer Responsibilities
Workers' Compensation Claims
After you have been injured in the workplace or on the job, it is essential that you seek legal advice right away. You and your family depend on your wages and when you are injured, your income may stop and medical bills start to add up. Your employer is responsible to facilitate your benefits following injury.
At King Law, PLLC, Des Moines workers' compensation lawyer Mark King helps clients understand their rights and provides guidance throughout every step of the process. Your employer and their insurance company know the law . . . so should you.
What Responsibilities Does My Employer Have?
Your employer must have workers' compensation insurance. If you have a wear and tear injury from repetitive trauma to your body from your work history or suffer a traumatic injury in the workplace, your employer should help you get the medical care you need without delay. However, this may not always be the case.
Your employer and their insurer have the following responsibilities:
- Ensuring you receive the proper medical treatment
- Filing an accident report, the First Report of Injury Form
- Providing wage information to insurer
- Providing you with a dependency allowance
- Paying your medical bills for all your injuries
- Paying for your mileage reimbursement or travel for medical care
- Paying weekly benefits if you have temporary disability
- Paying weekly benefits if you have permanent disability
Level the Playing Field!
If you would like help with your workers' compensation claim and do not know who to turn to, King Law, PLLC can help. Attorney King has more than a decade of experience practicing workers' compensation law and can provide you with the representation you need on your side. He recognizes how overwhelming it can be to organize your documents, understand unknown terminology and file a claim on your own, especially if you have to deal with a petition or lawsuit.