Idaho Workers’ Compensation: Understanding How It Works

Idaho Workers' Compensation First Report of Injury
The First Report of Injury or Illness should be filed immediately after a work-related injury or illness.

Idaho Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you have suffered an injury on the job, you may be asking yourself how your medical bills will be paid. Will you be paid for your time off while you recover? What if you can’t return to your usual employment? Workers’ comp is an insurance policy held by an employer to pay employees for work-related injuries or illnesses. Contacting an experienced Idaho workers’ compensation lawyer can help you determine if you are eligible to receive Idaho work comp benefits.

What if the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company Denies My Claim?

Denied Idaho Work Comp Claim
Idaho Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carriers regularly deny valid claims

There are many workers’ compensation insurance companies in the state of Idaho (Β Idaho State Insurance Fund;Β Associated Loggers Exchange; Workers’ Compensation Exchange; Liberty Northwest Insurance; Gallagher Bassett; and more). The insurance companies are overseen by the Idaho Industrial Commission. Work comp insurance carriers deny claims for various reasons. Some denials are justified but many are unjustifiable. The Industrial Commission routinely awards attorney fees to injured workers for “unreasonable denials” of benefits. If a work comp insurance company has denied your workers’ compensation claim, or suspended benefits, you should contact an experienced Idaho workers’ compensation attorney to help determine if you are eligible for additional benefits.

What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available?

The benefits available to an injured worker in Idaho vary depending on the severity and type of injury. Speaking generally, an injured worker may be entitled to:

  • Medical Benefits
  • Income Benefits (commonly referred to as temporary total disability or TTD)
  • Permanent Disability Benefits (including Permanent Partial Impairment Benefits)
  • Attorney Fees for an unreasonable denial of benefits

If you have specific questions about whether you should be receiving Idaho workers’ compensation benefits, or whether the benefits are being paid properly, you should contact an experienced Idaho work comp lawyer. You can also visit the Idaho Industrial Commission’s Benefits FAQ page for more information.

Call Now!

Idaho Workers’ Compensation claims are governed by strict deadlines. If the deadlines are missed, you will lose your rights. So, don’t delay. If you’re wondering about your workers’ compensation claim, Call (208) 743-2313 Now for a FREE case review.