What happens if you get hurt at work? You file a claim to a workers’ comp.
Workers ‘compensation laws cover those workers injured at work.
It is important to understand the workers ‘ compensation system because the last thing you need is the additional burden of studying complicated legal jargon when you’re caught in a complicated legal battle with your employer.
Common questions workers ask is whether they get Workers’ Comp checks if terminated or furloughed which we will discuss in this article.
Understanding Workers Compensation
Worker compensation is an insurance program that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to workers injured at work. There are few feelings worse than getting injured on the job.
Apart from the physical pain and suffering of an accident, there’s always a concern that you’ll be let go when you heal. Not only are you going to have to pay your regular bills, not only are you going to face fresh medical expenses, but now you are not even going to have the career that helps you to do so.
Getting Workers Comp Checks if Terminated
If you were terminated, you will still get worker comp checks. Even if you are terminated and you seek compensation from the employer, you will also be entitled to receive weekly wage loss checks from workers ‘ compensation before the doctor says you can go back to work.
The worker’s comp will continue to pay you for your injury so long as you’re not fired for cause. If you’re terminated for cause, you’ll need to find out if the cause is real. If it was something your employer made up, like going bankrupt, to get out of the worker’s comp, then you can also consult with a lawyer to file a petition.
Employers should not fire someone out of retaliation for filing a worker’s comp. When you are terminated before you recover from your injuries, you keep on receiving workers comp checks from your employers.
If you suspect that you have been fired as a direct result of your injury, if you so wish, you can build the case for a lawsuit.
Will you get Workers’ Comp check if furloughed?
A furlough is a temporary work layoff. Workers who get furloughed normally get back to work after a furlough. When an employee is furloughed, even if they’re not working, they have still deemed an employee of the company.
Furloughed workers have responsibilities to market the remaining physical capabilities. Although if workers have strict restrictions (i.e., “Sedentary work ONLY: no heavy lifting, no bending, stooping or repetitive hand use, no overhead reach, etc.”), they Should demonstrate regular and consistent written marketing evidence for light work they can do.
A partially disabled worker who’s been released for “light duty work” will be needed to “show and tell” what they have done to seek work every week to seek the comp benefits.
Presently, many businesses have been forced to close down their doors entirely, or immediately change their activities, and furloughing workers is occurring or being considered in many sectors.
Because of the current economic difficulties facing businesses due to COVID-19, workers’ requirements and conditions have changed, at least for the short term, and changes may be required to monitor the exposure of workers to compensation depending on the level and type of furlough.
Contact Frank M. Eidson, PA in Orlando
If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of a workplace accident or while working off-site and there are questions about whether workers’ compensation checks and/or unemployment benefits can be received, you should get in touch with our attorneys in Orlando at Frank M. Eidson PA. Please contact me or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.