There are few things worse than contracting a work-related injury or illness. This is because in many cases, those who’ve been injured on the job are no longer able to return to work for a period of time, which can potentially result in them losing the paycheck they need to keep financially afloat. Fortunately, in most cases, those who’ve been injured on the job can obtain workers’ compensation benefits. If you are someone in Delaware who has been injured on the job, please read on and speak with AllianceMeds to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What benefits are covered under workers’ compensation in Delaware?
When someone is injured on the job, they can expect to receive a wide array of benefits from workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance should cover the cost of temporary disability payments, medical care, compensation for permanent impairment, and death benefits if an individual dies due to a work-related illness or injury.
Who is eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in Delaware?
While most employees are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits after sustaining a work-related injury or illness, there are certain employees who are ineligible to receive workers’ compensation. Some of the individuals who are ineligible for workers’ compensation insurance include certain real estate sales professionals, individuals who work for the government, low-earning agricultural and domestic workers, and independent contractors.
How long will I have to file a workers’ compensation claim in Delaware?
The first thing that you must understand is that if you sustain a work-related injury or illness, the first thing that you should do is notify your employer or supervisor that the injury occurred. You should then seek medical attention immediately. From here, you will have to provide your employer with a notice of any claim for compensation for the period of disability after the third day of your accident. Finally, if you are looking to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, you will have to file your initial workers’ compensation claim within two years of the date of your injury, and within one year from the date that you learned that you contracted a work-related occupational disease. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to speak with AllianceMeds today. Our team is ready to assist you.
If you have become the victim of an on the job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out of pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today.