Workers’ compensation laws continue to increase in complexity. Unfortunately, these added complexities can further perpetuate misconceptions injured workers have.
Here are seven common myths linked to workers’ compensation:
- Myth 1: A pre-existing injury is not covered under a work comp claim.
- Myth 2: If you go out on work comp disability, you will continue to receive the same amount you were earning before the injury.
- Myth 3: You can only file a claim if your injury occurred at the physical location of your employer.
- Myth 4: Your employer is not responsible for medical expenses related to your work-related injuries.
- Myth 5: You can’t file a claim for medical conditions such as: hearing loss, cancer, asthma or stroke.
- Myth 6: If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, you cannot file a claim.
- Myth 7: Your employer can terminate your employment if you suffered a workplace injury.
The best way of separating fact from fiction if you were injured while working: consult with an experienced lawyer that understands workmans’ comp as well as third-party claims.