No, the attorney may not bill you for the services related to the filing of a compensation claim. An attorney may submit a bill for payment directly to the Program for services provided in helping you to submit a compensation claim after an award has been made.
No, awards are not subject to reporting to the IRS.
Most claims are processed within 8 weeks or less, but if the claim is complex it may take longer.
Yes, the Program may reimburse for any losses not fully covered by Workers' Compensation or any other available benefits or insurance.
Yes, your employer must verify the time missed and a doctor, dentist or psychologist must certify that you were unable to work due to the crime-related injuries. Additional information may also be required.
Yes, you still may be able to receive an award for loss of earnings if the Program can obtain the required documents from your employer to verify you earnings. The Program must be able to verify your actual earnings.