Indianapolis Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
A workplace injury or an illness triggered by work conditions can affect all areas of your life, including your future career opportunities.
Our lawyers in Indianapolis and Kokomo, Indiana, can let you focus on healing while we handle your claim.
What should you do if you are injured at work?
Know Your Rights to Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation is intended to ensure employees have the means they need to recover from a work-related illness or injury.
Most employers are required by law to have insurance to cover workers’ compensation claims. Providers must fairly consider your claim for coverage.
Navigating a workers’ compensation claim can become complicated and stressful, especially if a claim is initially denied.
The importance of hiring a workers’ compensation attorney is paramount. We can help with every stage of your claim to make sure that you receive what you need to recover from your injury.
Important Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury
Get Medical Care
If you are seriously injured at work, it is important to receive medical care as soon as possible. Keep a record of all of your medical bills and paperwork. They will be important in helping to build your case.
Notify Your Employer
In Indiana, you must notify your employer within 30 days after the injury occurs. Failure to do so may result in your claim being denied. This step also ensures that your claim is processed quickly and that you get the benefits you deserve without delay.
Contact a Lawyer
Our team of dedicated attorneys can answer questions and assist you at any step of the process, whether you are considering filing a claim or your claim has been denied. Contacting a lawyer early on can also ensure you are provided the full compensation you need to recover.
Do you have questions about workers’ compensation?
Call Our Law Firm Today
Our knowledgeable attorneys are dedicated to protecting disadvantaged workers throughout Indianapolis and the state. If you believe you are entitled to workers compensation, contact us today!
Personalized Legal Solutions for Your Case
The main route for compensation in most work-related injuries is through an administrative claim. These claims generally only cover medical expenses and lost wages. They may also include benefits for permanent impairments.
You may have the right to file a third-party claim if your injury was caused by someone other than your co-worker or employer. You can receive compensation for pain and suffering, as well as medical expenses and lost wages with a third-party claim.
To Qualify for Compensation You Must Meet Certain Requirements
Injury Occurred during Employment
Workers’ compensation covers any injuries that occur during your employment, such as on a construction site, and while you are performing your assigned work duties. For example, if you are running errands for work, you may be covered. But if you are injured during your commute, you will not.
A Traumatic or Occupational Injury
Traumatic work injuries, including damage to the spinal cord, are not the only injuries covered under workers’ compensation. If you’ve suffered an occupational injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of repetitive motions, you may also be eligible for benefits.
File the Appropriate Documentation
Filing a worker’s compensation claim is a time-sensitive process. To ensure that your claim is not denied due to missed deadlines, take action as soon as possible. With the help of our law firm, you can make sure that the appropriate documentation is filed correctly and on time.
We Make It Possible for You to Afford an Attorney
Many injured workers do not file a claim or do not appeal a denied claim because they think they cannot afford professional help.
We also offer free consultations for our clients, so there is no risk in speaking to us about your case. You have more to lose if you do not contact a lawyer at all. Reach out to our attorneys in Indianapolis and Kokomo, Indiana, today.
Contact Golitko & Daly, P.C. If You:
Did Not Receive Sufficient Compensation
f the workers’ compensation you were offered does not cover your losses, our workers’ compensation lawyers can file an appeal on your behalf and build a compelling case to show why you deserve a larger settlement.
Were Denied Benefits
In many cases, victims are denied workers’ compensation benefits. Our law firm can appeal your case and work with experts to show why you qualify for workers’ compensation.
Are Preparing to File
Contacting a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible is the best way to ensure that you receive the amount of compensation you deserve and are not denied benefits in the first place.
Noteworthy Verdicts & Settlements
$5.6 Million Dollar Settlement
Our law firm recovered millions of dollars in workers’ compensation benefits for a victim of a semi-truck accident that led to quadriplegia.
$5.3 Million Dollar Settlement
By filing a workers’ compensation claim on behalf of a client who suffered a ladder fall, we were able to secure a notable settlement.
$3.6 Million Dollar Settlement
Our personal injury attorneys built a compelling case on behalf of an injured construction worker whose accident resulted in quadriplegia.
The Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Focus on Your Health
The effects of a personal injury at work can be life-altering. By hiring a lawyer at our Indianapolis firm, you can focus on getting your health and life back to normal while we focus on your case.
Collect Fair Compensation
Don’t let another party determine how much you are owed. Our attorneys can collect the evidence you need and build a compelling case that supports why you need compensation or support following your injury.
Rely on Us
Claim adjusters are just doing their job. They aren’t looking out for your best interests. Hiring a lawyer who is focused on your well-being is the best way to protect yourself against having your claim denied or getting shortchanged.
Don’t Delay: Be Aware of Time Limits
In Indiana, workers have just 30 days to notify their employers of an injury or illness acquired in the workplace. Failing to notify your employer within the 30-day limit could result in your claim being denied, so don’t wait. Contact our workers’ compensation representatives today to ensure the best possible results.
More Reasons to Hire Our Firm
Indiana has statutes that set out all the benefits an injured worker may recover in the event of a work injury. These statutes make up the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act and further define employee and independent contractor distinctions. The act limits what the injured employee can recover or receive from the employer for any injury that may occur within the course and scope of one’s employment. If you’re seeking to file a worker’s comp claim, you may want to procure legal services. The team of workers’ compensation lawyers at Golitko & Daly, P.C., offer free consultations for every client and can help clients pursue the compensation they deserve. To schedule your free case review, call us at 765-878-6176 or contact us online.
The Particulars of Indiana Workers’ Compensation Claims
The limitation on recovery relieves the employer from liability and payment of damages other than those set out in the Indiana Employer Protection Act – more commonly known as the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act. For example, there is no pain and suffering in workers’ compensation cases. Our offices in Indianapolis and Kokomo deal with many such cases however, and can help maximize the many other benefits an Indiana injured worker can receive, such as:
- Lost wages or temporary wages stemming from disability
- Permanent impairment or disability
- Prescription cost and reimbursement
- Medical treatment that is in dispute
There are also several other hidden benefits that the insurance companies and employers do not want you to know about. Work accidents happen in a variety of ways and cause a wide range of injuries. Indiana has the same benefits statewide, so it makes no difference if you were injured in:
- Indianapolis or Marion County
- Ft. Wayne or Allen County
- Evansville, IN
- Richmond, IN
- Kokomo or Howard County
- Marion or Grant County
- Anderson, IN
- Huntington, IN
- Wabash, IN
- Logansport or Cass County
- Columbus, IN
- Terra Haute, IN
- Frankfort or Clinton County
- Franklin, IN
No matter the city or county – all the benefits are the same. That’s why we can deal with any workers’ compensation case from our main office in Indianapolis, as long as it’s within the state of Indiana. To get a free consultation with one of our workers’ comp attorneys in Indianapolis or our other offices, contact Golitko & Daly today.
Who Is Covered Under the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act?
Indiana state law requires employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance for all employees, including temporary employees and minors. Penalties can be assessed against employers who do not purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Damages for workers’ compensation claims are awarded for new injuries that occurred during the course and scope of employment, and aggravation of old injuries by new employment-related injuries.
We Represent a Wide Range of Work Injury Types
- Quadriplegia injuries and paraplegia claims
- Death benefit claims
- Spine injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Hand and arm amputations
- Finger amputation
- Leg amputation, foot and toe amputation
- Eye or vision loss
- Severe burn injuries
We have personally witnessed how catastrophic injuries affect Hoosier families and create hardships that can seem impossible to overcome. Golitko & Daly is confident that we can help.
Which Benefits May Be Awarded?
Indiana law limits what can be recovered beyond what is specified in the Indiana Employer Protection Act. If your work injury claim has been approved by your employer’s insurance carrier, you can receive:
- Two-thirds your average weekly wage during the time that you are ordered not to work by the insurance company’s authorized physician.
- Payment for a permanent partial impairment, or a partial disability classified by the insurance company’s authorized physician.
- Payment of medical expenses to physicians authorized by the insurance company, and reimbursement of related out-of-pocket expenses, including medication and mileage if you are required to travel beyond the county of your employer.
Do I Need Legal Representation for Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation law is complex, and each case has its own unique circumstances. A workers’ compensation lawyer can review your case and resolve any disputes between you and your employer, and maximize the payout of lost wages and medical care under the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act. Our attorneys have the skills to prove the full extent of damage and losses, resulting in better compensation and peace of mind for our clients.
Workers’ compensation law can be difficult to navigate, and so claimants without an intimate knowledge of these policies are at a distinct disadvantage. Without the help of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, you may find that your losses and expenses are not adequately covered. You have expertise in your field, and we are experts in ours. We are proud to stand up for the rights of injured workers to make sure they receive the compensation they will need to rebuild their lives in the wake of an injury.