If your job comes with an unusually large amount of stress, either physically or mentally, and it is affecting your quality of life and/or your ability to properly perform your job duties, you may be eligible for compensation from workers compensation insurance for your injuries.
There are several types of emotional and physical stress injuries that can occur as a result of the day-to-day tasks you do at your job. Examples of Nassau County workers compensation repetitive stress injuries include the following:
Typically, if you are suffering from a repetitive stress injury as a result of your job, you cannot sue your employer because of the creation of workers’ compensation laws. This system offers employees compensation benefits to those injured on the job.
How Much Can I Be Compensated for My Physical Stress Injury?
The benefits of Illinois workers’ compensation system will entitle you to receive a percentage of your average wages while you are away from work getting treated for your injury. In order to start receiving these benefits, you have to report the injury to your HR office and also the company’s workers’ compensation insurance provider to get the process in motion.
You will need to see a doctor so that they can verify that your injury was a result of the responsibilities of your job. You may have to get another exam by a doctor chosen by the workers’ compensation insurance company, who will, in turn, give their determination concerning whether it qualifies as one of the Nassau County workers compensation repetitive stress injuries. At this point, it may be beneficial to you to contact an attorney experienced in workers’ compensation claims, as the medical doctor working for the insurance company may not be as objective as you would like.
If your claim is approved, you can expect to receive the following benefits:
Emotional and/or Mental Stress
It is harder to prove that the emotional or mental stress injury is a result of our job. Many states do not even have to cover compensation for these types of injuries, so check with your HR department or an attorney to understand the laws in your state.
If your condition is not covered by workers’ comp, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. The charges need to be pretty serious against the defendant and not everyday stress that generally goes along with a typical job.
To find out if your injuries qualify as one of the Nassau County workers compensation repetitive stress injuries, contact a workers’ compensation attorney from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, PC today.