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Workers' compensation is a system whereby benefits are provided to employees suffering injury or occupational illness in the workplace. Unless exempted, all employers with one of more employees are required to carry workers' comp insurance, through either self-insurance or an insurance provider.
The types of benefits available under Delaware workers' comp include the following:
• Medical benefits: Payment for all necessary medical, surgical, hospital, and related medical fees.
• Temporary total disability benefits: Total disability benefits are payable on the fourth lost work day following an injury. No waiting period applies if the disability extends to seven days. Benefits paid are approximately 66% of gross weekly wage.
• Permanent impairment benefits: Subject to loss type, benefits are paid for permanent loss of use of extremities such as hands or legs, or visual or auditory ability. Benefits are also paid for permanent damage to the spine, heart, and other organs or body parts.
• Disfigurement benefits: Scheduled payment is provided for scars and permanent disfigurement.
• Death benefits: Benefits are available to dependents of individuals who die from workplace injury or illness. Funeral benefits up to a maximum of $3,500 are also provided.
To protect a workers' compensation claim, injured or ill workers must do the following:
• Immediately notify employer in writing of injury or diagnosis of illness, and request medical services.
• Provide prompt notice of employer of any claim for disability beyond a third lost day of work.
If your benefits claim is denied, our Delaware-based workers' comp attorneys will investigate the denial and provide skilled representation in subsequent hearings before the Industrial Accident Board to obtain your benefits.
Serious injuries require serious representation. If you suffer injury or illness on the job, or elsewhere, we can help.
A personal injury attorney in Delaware can be invaluable in your quest for workers' compensation. Applying for these benefits can be a tedious and cumbersome procedure at best.
One tiny mistake can mean the denial of your claim, causing you to waste weeks or months of time reapplying, and filing appeals that leave you without needed pay.
Let Longobardi & Boyle help you get your application right the first time, so that you avoid unnecessary delays. If your claim is still denied unjustly, we can assist with the appeals process to get your compensation in a timely manner.
Serving injured clients throughout New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties, our workers' compensation attorneys at the law firm of Longobardi & Boyle are committed to protecting your individual and employee rights while achieving the best possible results for your case.
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