No, you do not need to lose time from work in order to have a valid claim for workers’ compensation. Even if you do not lose time from work, you are entitled to all appropriate medical treatment for your condition and you may even be entitled to permanent partial disability if you have sufficient “demonstrable objective medical evidence” of any loss of physical function. In other words, payment of permanent loss of function benefits is not dependent upon payment of temporary disability benefits.
Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has a team of skilled and experienced attorneys who can be of invaluable assistance with your workers’ compensation claim, fighting to make sure you receive all the benefits to which you may be entitled. Contact us for a free consultation by phone at 888-675-7607 or by completing our online form.