Need workers rights information? A Montrose Workers’ Compensation attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm can help if you were injured at work. Such laws may be confusing; securing legal counsel is often helpful when working through the process.
Your employer may be requiring you to take leave under the Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA) while receiving Workers’ Comp benefits. In order to do this, it must be considered a serious injury.
Qualifications are rather broad and include any mental or physical condition, injury, illness, or impairment that requires hospitalization or inpatient medical care. If you are receiving continuous treatment with a healthcare provider, you may also qualify.
FMLA work leave may be granted regardless of whether the injury was work-related. If the injury was indeed work-related, Workers’ Comp benefits may be available in addition to taking time off to recover under FMLA.
However, if the leave related to Workers’ Comp is not taken as FMLA leave, it will not be counted against the 12 weeks the worker has available under FMLA. Therefore, the worker may still have 12 weeks available for leave once they are through with Workers’ Compensation.
Although there are differences between Workers’ Comp and the Family Medical Leave Act, they may still overlap. To better understand your rights, contact an attorney who handles these types of claims.
Contact a Montrose Worker’s Compensation Attorney about Your Claim
The process of filing for Workers’ Comp benefits can be complicated. Contacting an attorney who understands the laws and your rights can provide the protection you need. They can also help you assemble any evidence necessary to prove that your injury or illness is work-related.
Seek consultation with the Injured Workers Law Firm for help with your claim. In addition, you may order a copy of our free book, The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia. Call our law office today to set up an appointment – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.