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Indiana Workers' Compensation

Indiana Workers' Compensation

Indiana workman's compensation is provided to Indiana employees who are injured in a work injury or who suffer from an occupational illness. Workers compensation is administered by the Workers' compensation Board of Indiana which has been created "to provide efficient dispute resolution for injured workers and employers by administering both formal adjudication and informal dispute resolution services, to serve the public by answering inquiries regarding the Indiana Worker's Compensation system, and to collect statistical information regarding workplace injuries in Indiana".

Workers compensation has been created as a compromise between employee and employer. It is a no-fault insurance approach to work injury compensation and medical benefits. Indiana workman's comp allows employees immediate relief from work injury without the need to file a protracted personal injury lawsuit, prove the employer was negligent for their injury, and wait for the courts to award personal injury compensation.

Injuries that may not be covered

Not all Indiana work injuries will be covered under workers' comp laws. Work injuries are only covered if they arise from employment. Work injuries may not be covered if they result from any of the following:

Work Injuries Covered Under Indiana Workers' Compensation

There are a wide variety of Indiana work injuries and illnesses which are covered by workers' compensation in Indiana including the following:

  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Concussions
  • Heart attacks on the job
  • Strokes on the job
  • Amputations
  • Injuries from inhaling toxic chemicals
  • Closed head injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Abrasions
  • Electrocution
  • Puncture wounds
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Hiring an Indiana Work Comp Lawyer

Injured employees may not have the time and strength to navigate the complex workman's compensation legal process. If your work injury is temporary or not too serious you may be able to negotiate a fair deal with your employer. If your work injury is permanent or if your employer has denied your workers' comp claim, talk to an Indiana lawyer who understands Indiana compensation laws and can ensure your legal rights outlined in the Indiana Workers Compensation Act are protected.

Worker's Compensation Benefits in Indiana

Indiana Workers Compensation laws provide medical care for injured employees and may also provide compensation for lost wages in the form of the following: temporary total disability (TTD), temporary partial disability (TPD), permanent total disability (PTD), permanent partial disability (PPD) and death benefits.

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