This is a legal form that was released by the Maine Workers' Compensation Board - a government authority operating within Maine. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.
Q: What is Form WCB-160?
A: Form WCB-160 is a petition for the award of compensation for occupational disease under Maine law.
Q: What is an occupational disease?
A: An occupational disease is an illness or condition that is caused by exposure to hazards or conditions in the workplace.
Q: Who can file a Form WCB-160?
A: Any employee who has a work-related occupational disease can file this form.
Q: What information is required on Form WCB-160?
A: The form requires information about the employee, their employment history, the disease and its connection to the workplace, and the medical treatment received.
Q: Is there a deadline for filing Form WCB-160?
A: Yes, the form must be filed within two years from the date the employee knew or should have known of the occupational disease.
Q: What happens after I file Form WCB-160?
A: After filing, the case will be reviewed by the Workers' Compensation Board and a decision will be made regarding the award of compensation.
Q: Can I appeal if my petition is denied?
A: Yes, if your petition is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision within 30 days.
Q: What types of compensation can be awarded?
A: Compensation can include medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits.
Q: Do I need an attorney to file Form WCB-160?
A: While it's not required, it may be beneficial to seek legal advice to ensure your rights are protected and to navigate the process effectively.
Download a fillable version of Form WCB-160 by clicking the link below or browse more documents and templates provided by the Maine Workers' Compensation Board.