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    Default Lost Wages and Medical Benefits After a Work-Related Accident

    My husband suffered a serious injury at a construction site he was working in. We thought he was only eligible for benefits under workers’ compensation. However, a friend of mine informed me that we could also file a claim for lost wages and medical expenses. Is it true?

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    Default Re: Workers’ Compensation Claim

    What state are you in?

    In most all states Workers Compensation is the exclusive remedy for an on the job injury. It should cover all medical expenses and a percentage of lost wages. The percentage of lost wages is set by state law.

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    Default Re: Workers’ Compensation Claim

    It's important to learn the cause of the accident.

    If caused by the negligence of someone other than the employer a claim may be made against a third party, understanding that WC will get reimbursed by any settlement or award.

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    Default Re: Lost Wages and Medical Benefits After a Work-Related Accident

    is the work comp claim not providing treatment?
    the benefits from a workers compensation claim include disability payments for the period he was disabled from work and medical treatment. if there was a third party liable for the injury, your husband may bring a civil suit. as jack stated the employer/comp carrier does have the right to be reimbursed for the costs of the work comp claim out of any proceeds. if there was a safety violation, many states allow additional comp benefits. otherwise the insured employer has no other liability and your friend is in error.

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