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Indiana Workers’ Compensation FAQs

Navigating workers’ compensation can be hectic, and you likely have questions. Here are answers to some questions our Indiana workers’ compensation attorneys often hear:

How much time do I have to file a workers’ compensation claim in Indiana?

You generally have two years from the date of your work-related injury or illness to file an Indiana workers’ compensation claim. However, it’s important to report the incident to your employer as soon as possible, as there are strict timelines for notifying your employer. Failure to report an injury within 30 days may jeopardize your ability to receive your benefits.

What benefits does workers’ compensation cover?

Indiana’s workers’ compensation program provides several benefits to injured workers, including medical treatment, wage replacement, vocational rehabilitation, death benefits and funeral expenses.

When and how should I report an Indiana workplace accident?

If you are injured at work, it’s crucial to report the incident to your employer as soon as possible and no later than 30 days after the accident. This can be done verbally or in writing by providing details about how, when and where the injury occurred.

Can my employer fire me after being injured at work in Indiana?

No, it is illegal for an employer to terminate or retaliate against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim in Indiana. Employers are prohibited from firing, demoting or otherwise penalizing workers for seeking benefits they are entitled to under the state’s workers’ compensation laws.

Can I choose my own doctor for a work injury in Indiana?

Indiana law broadly permits your employer (or their insurer) to decide which medical provider you can see for your workplace injury or illness. You may, however, seek a second opinion at your own expense, which can sometimes be used to contest the treatment plan of the employer-provided physician.

Find Out More By Contacting Us

The sooner you contact Sarkisian Sarkisian & Associates, the stronger your Indiana case may be. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys offer free consultations and serve clients from our offices in Portage and Valparaiso. Call 219-265-6061 or send us an email to schedule your case evaluation.