If you have been injured on the job, your employer is required by law to provide medical care and payment for permanent disability, including partial disability. Your employer has workers’ compensation insurance that covers these benefits. You will likely experience resistance, especially when you seek fair compensation.
What steps should you take when seeking workers’ compensation after an injury?
- Report your injury immediately
- Hire a lawyer
- Identify any witnesses
- Tell your doctor how you’ve been injured
All of these steps are crucial in pursuing a workers’ compensation case. Be sure to report every detail of your accident/injury to your doctor and attorney while details are still fresh in your mind. Regularly attend all doctor’s appointments regarding your injury. The more documentation you have, the better. Having evidence recorded by a medical professional is crucial to any worker’s comp case.
Larger companies will often try to quickly dismiss your case. The sooner you consult me and let me start working on your case, the better off you will be. Remember, evidence disappears, and memories fade. Call me right now, and let me help you.