If you were injured in an accident at work — you expect to be taken care of. If you have a repetitive stress injury or illness because of working conditions — you expect to be compensated. Workers’ compensation law in Indiana requires your employer to cover certain costs for employees with on-the-job injuries or who cannot work for an employment-related reason.
Whether you stand on your feet all day in a grocery store, or sit in a chair all day in an office building, or lift heavy boxes all day in a warehouse — contact us to discuss your workers’ compensation claim or claim denial.
Employees may be entitled to receive:
- Medical cost payment or reimbursement
- Temporary disability payments
- Permanent disability payments
- Vocational rehabilitation
At Van Gilder & Trzynka, our lead Fort Wayne workers compensation attorney, David Van Gilder, has experience with a full range of workers’ compensation related issues. We understand the medical side of work-related injuries and illnesses, and we understand the legal side of appealing a denied claim or bringing a claim against a third party for negligence.
If you have been denied a claim, you probably have a number of questions. For your convenience, we have provided some answers to frequently asked questions about workers’ compensation in Indiana.
Why Choose Us? We Have Experience With Denied Claims
This is one of the areas of law in which our law firm has chosen to focus. We have experience with the following types of issues:
- Medical records — We know how to properly examine medical records and look for the cause of an illness or injury. We understand a variety of medical conditions and can help make a case for damages.
- Familiarity with current laws — The Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) makes it more difficult and complicated to settle some workers’ compensation cases. Our law firm is familiar with current laws and regulations related to workers’ comp.
- Workers’ compensation litigation — It is illegal to fire an injured worker in retaliation for bringing a workers’ compensation claim — yet it happens. We can represent employees in this or similar situations.
- Denials and appeals — Our law firm has experience with appealing claim denials to the appropriate courts.
Call Our Toll-Free Number if Your Workers’ Compensation Claim was Denied
If you received a notice from the state or an employer saying that your workers’ compensation claim was denied, please give us a call to discuss your legal needs or set up a meeting in either our Fort Wayne office or a satellite location. Call 888-255-7910 to speak to a lawyer, or send us an e-mail to schedule an initial consultation.