If you have been injured or have suffered an illness during the course of your work, you should seek workers compensation benefits through your employer. Workers compensation benefits provide coverage for medical costs and/or wages lost from the inability to perform regular or modified work duties caused by the injury. If you’ve experienced a work-related injury or illness in the state of Montana and are unsure of how to attain these benefits, Bulman, Jones & Cook is an experienced workers compensation lawyer in Montana that can answer all of your workers compensation questions.
How Do I Receive Workers Compensation Benefits?
If an employee is injured or suffers an illness from performing their job duties, the employee should immediately alert the employer of the incident or the condition. This will start the process of creating the required insurance report of the injury or illness as well as getting the employee proper medical attention as soon as possible. If a Montana employer is not helping you with the process of receiving your workers compensation benefits then contact Bulman, Jones & Cook, a Montana Workers Compensation Attorney that has the experience to make sure you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
When Do I Receive Workers Compensation Benefits?
An injured worker should receive workers compensation medical coverage immediately for any medical expenses resulting from the work-related injury. The employer should be prepared for an accident at any time and have the insurance information on hand to provide to medical providers immediately in the event of an injury or illness. If the injury causes you to lose time from work as determined by a medical provider, there is typically a one week waiting period until lost wage payments take effect. If you are unable to perform your work duties and are experiencing difficulty with your Montana employer providing medical or lost wage benefits, a Montana workers compensation attorney can help you get the benefits you are entitled to.