Were you injured on the job? Not sure where to turn next? We can help.

Workplace injuries can be traumatic injuries from a single event, cumulative overuse injuries over years of repetition, or workplace illnesses from exposure to toxic substances. A workplace injury can have profound effects on a person’s life, both physically and emotionally. It can result in pain, disability, and limitations that impact their ability to work, perform daily activities, and enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle.

Financial strain due to medical bills and lost wages can add further stress. Rehabilitation, therapy, and support systems are often necessary to help individuals recover and regain a sense of normalcy in their lives.

If you’ve suffered a workplace injury, call the Sandy workers’ comp lawyers of London Harker Injury Law. Our attorneys fight for injured employees, helping them get the compensation and care they need to recover. Call us now at 77CARCRASH to arrange a consultation with one of our attorneys so we can help you get the benefits you’re owed.

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation in Utah is a system designed to provide benefits and financial protection to employees who suffer work-related injuries or occupational illnesses. Nearly all employers in Utah are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees, including full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers, with few exceptions. Coverage typically applies regardless of fault, but does not extend to intentionally self-inflicted injuries. Claims could also be denied because of drug or alcohol abuse.

Utah workers’ compensation benefits typically include payment for reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to work-related injury or illness, wage replacement benefits, vocational retraining if it’s required, funeral benefits, and death benefits for survivors if an employee dies from a work-related accident.

Utah workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy. That means that benefits are paid to injured workers on a no-fault basis: employees do not need to prove that their employer was negligent or at fault for the injury or illness to be eligible for benefits. The workers’ comp system protects employees by making quick payment of benefits possible, and it protects the employer by preventing injured workers from filing personal injury lawsuits against them.

Additionally, it is illegal for employers to terminate the employment of or discriminate against employees who exercise their rights to file a workers’ compensation claim.

Do I Have a Workers’ Compensation Case?

When you’ve been injured at work, you should consult with a legal professional like the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys from London Harker Injury Law. We can help you file for the benefits you deserve and protect your rights to all the benefits you’re entitled to. We can help by:

  • Evaluating Your Employment Status – Workers’ compensation applies to employees, not independent contractors. You are more likely to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if you are an employee. However, the line between contractor and employee can be blurry, and sometimes, employers misclassify their workers. Your lawyer can help you untangle your status.
  • Assessing Your Work-Related Injury or Illness – To qualify for workers’ compensation, your injury or illness must have occurred due to and during your employment and be directly connected to your work or working conditions. This can include physical injuries from accidents, repetitive strain injuries, and occupational diseases.
  • Verifying Employer Coverage – In Utah, most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. However, exceptions exist, such as certain agricultural operations and domestic workers. Your lawyer can determine whether your employer provides workers’ compensation coverage.

What you can do:

  • Report the Injury or Illness – If you didn’t report your injury or illness right away, you or your next of kin should do so immediately. Your attorney will help you to make sure you don’t miss the reporting deadline. Utah law requires that employees report a work injury within 180 days from the date of injury. Failure to report within the designated time may result in the denial of your claim. Inform your employer in writing and keep a copy for your records.
  • Seek Medical Treatment – You must seek appropriate medical treatment for your work-related injury or illness. Not only does this aid in your recovery, but it also establishes documentation for your workers’ compensation claim. Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions and record all medical treatment received.
  • Consult with a Workers’ Compensation Attorney – Given the complexity of Utah workers’ compensation laws and the unique circumstances of each case, it is advisable to consult with an attorney specializing in workers’ compensation from London Harker Injury Law. Let us handle your claim so all you have to think about is getting better.

How Do I File a Workers’ Compensation Case in Utah?

To file a workers’ compensation claim in Utah:

  • Report the Injury or Illness

    When you notify your employer about your work-related injury or illness, be sure to provide them with your notice in writing. Include details about the incident, the date, and any witnesses who were present.

  • Complete the Claim Form

    Obtain a workers’ compensation claim form from your lawyer, employer, insurance carrier, or the Utah Labor Commission. You and your lawyer should fill out the form accurately, providing all the required information, including your details, employer information, date of injury, description of the incident, and medical treatment received.

  • Submit the Claim

    Once the claim form is completed, submit it to your employer and their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Keep a copy of the form for your records.

  • Follow Up

    Your attorney can stay in contact with your employer, insurance carrier, and healthcare provider throughout the process. They can provide any additional information or documentation requested promptly to make sure the insurer has all the information necessary to pay your claim promptly.

  • Consult Your Attorney

    If you encounter challenges or if your claim is denied, talk to your workers’ compensation attorney from London Harker Injury Lawyer. We have years of experience with workers’ compensation cases and know how to counter the insurance company’s delaying tactics and pursue the benefits you’re owed. If necessary, we can take your case before the Utah Labor Commission’s Adjudication Division to fight a denial.

What Benefits Does Workers’ Compensation Provide in Utah?

Utah workers’ compensation benefits are meant to assist workers in their recovery and minimize the financial burdens associated with workplace accidents. Utah workers’ compensation benefits include:

Medical Benefits – Workers’ compensation covers reasonable and necessary medical treatment related to a work-related injury or illness. This benefit covers doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, prosthetic devices, rehabilitation services, and other medical expenses required for recovery.

Wage Replacement – If a worker cannot work due to a work-related injury or illness, workers’ compensation provides wage replacement benefits. These benefits typically amount to 66.67% of the worker’s average weekly wage and are intended to compensate for lost income during recovery.

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits – If a worker cannot perform their job duties due to an injury or illness, workers’ compensation provides temporary disability benefits. TTD payments are a portion of the worker’s average weekly wage (AWW). The first three days of missed work are not paid unless the worker is out of work for more than fourteen days. After that, those three days will be paid.
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits – When an employee is given work restrictions and can no longer work their usual hours or must work at a reduced wage while they’re on work restrictions, TPD benefits will be paid. TPD benefits are a portion of the difference between the pre-injury AWW and the worker’s current wages.
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits – In cases where a worker sustains a work-related injury or illness that results in a permanent disability that prevents them from working in their former job or in any capacity, PTD benefits will replace a portion of their AWW.

Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits – When a work-related accident results in a permanent impairment of a body part or a body system, PPD benefits can be paid. These benefits are determined using an impairment rating, which would be provided by an authorized physician.

Death Benefits – In tragic cases where a worker dies due to a work-related injury or illness, workers’ compensation provides death benefits to the surviving dependents. These benefits are weekly payments made to surviving dependents. An amount will be paid for funeral and burial expenses, as well.

How Can a Sandy, Utah, Workers’ Compensation Attorney Help Me?

Our Utah workers’ compensation attorneys zealously assist clients with their workers’ compensation claims. We’re experienced with the intricacies of Utah’s workers’ compensation laws. By evaluating the merits of the claim, assisting with documentation and filing, and negotiating with the insurer, we protect clients’ rights and help them receive fair compensation for their injuries or illnesses.

In the event of claim denials or disputes, we can file an Application for Hearing with the Labor Commission’s Adjudication Division and advocate for you before that body. Additionally, we’ll guide and support you through the process, answer your questions, and work to maximize your chances of getting the benefits the law entitles you to.

Get a Consultation for Your Workers’ Compensation Case

If you have been injured at work, our team wants to help. We fight for our clients and gladly take on the insurance companies to fight for our clients’ rights. Call London Harker Injury Law today at 77CARCRASH so we can evaluate your claim and seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.


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