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Do I have to be seriously injured to receive workers' comp?

If you have been injured while at work and you are well enough to be reading this blog post, perhaps you feel truly lucky. Perhaps co-workers of yours perished in the same accident that led to your injuries. Or perhaps you are simply aware that the injuries you have suffered could have been much, much worse if the circumstances surrounding your accident had been only a little bit different. Maybe you are indeed very lucky. But your “luck” should not minimize in any way the harm you have suffered.

Will workers' comp affect my ability to obtain Medicare?

When applying for workers’ compensation benefits, it is important to understand the ways in which receiving these benefits may affect other benefits that you may depend on. While you may or may not think of them this way, workers’ compensation benefits are essentially a form of insurance. Medicare is another form of insurance. As a result, obtaining workers’ compensation benefits may affect the ways in which you use Medicare.

Why you may need to consult a workers' compensation lawyer

If you have been injured while on the job, it may benefit you to speak with a workers’ compensation attorney. The workers’ compensation system was created in part to unburden the court system and workers themselves from the stress of lawsuits tied to work-related injuries and illnesses. In theory, workers are meant to receive workers’ compensation benefits after suffering an injury at work and are meant to do so without having to navigate a great deal of red tape.

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