The law provides benefits for workers injured on the job, but employers and their insurance providers sometimes neglect their end of the bargain. They may delay and deny their employees the benefits to which they are entitled. When this happens, we fight back.
Worker’s compensation insurance provides medical treatment and/or benefits for individuals who have been injured on the job at one point in time or over the course of time. State law requires most employers to have worker’s compensation insurance. Employers pay for this insurance. Employees are not obligated to contribute to the cost of the insurance.
If a worker loses time or requires medical treatment, the injury that he or she suffered must be reported to the Idaho Industrial Commission, the state agency administering Idaho Worker’s Compensation Law. The employer typically files a first report of injury with the Commission. After hearings are held, the Commission makes legal conclusions and issues a decision with its findings of facts and conclusions of law.
If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for medical care, lost wages or other related benefits. An injury claim is paid if the employer and/or insurance agree that the injury is work-related. You are not responsible for the cost of medical treatment. Medical bills are sent by the medical providers to the worker’s compensation insurance directly, or to the employer. However, there are multiple reasons for disputes to arise in claims which revolve around complicated legal issues.
How we can help
Even though the law provides benefits for workers injured on the job, employers or their insurance providers can sometimes fail to hold up their end of the bargain. They may delay and deny benefits to employees who deserve them. When this happens, we fight back.
- If it has been determined by your medical providers that you cannot work because of the injury, we may get you the temporary total disability benefits until you are released to return to work or until you have reached a maximum medical improvement.
- If you return to modified or light duty work while you are still recovering from injuries, we may help you get temporary partial disability benefits.
- If you return to work but your injuries are permanent, we may help you obtain benefits for your permanent partial impairment and/or disability. How long you receive these benefits depends on the extent of your impairment and/or disability.
- If you are totally and permanently disabled because of your work injury, we can help you receive income benefits for an extended period of time.