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If you have been injured at work, you might wonder how you will pay for your medical bills, household expenses, and other living costs. Luckily, most Americans are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. This is special coverage that will pay for medical treatment and a portion of a person’s wages until they are able to return to work.
In general, workers’ compensation begins as soon as you are injured. This should cover any emergency medical treatment. With workers’ comp, you do not need to prove anyone is at fault. Apart from unusual circumstances, or those that may involve very reckless behavior, you should be covered for a work injury.
The problems tend to begin because every claim is handled by workers’ comp insurance companies. These are companies that seek to gain a profit every year, and they will try to avoid large payouts to claimants like you. In fact, one in two injured workers are denied workers’ comp the first time. A workers’ comp lawyer may help you to avoid a denial. For help right now, call [law firm name].
Tips to Help You File for Workers’ Compensation
Get Medical Right Away – If you were injured on the job, or while performing a job related duty, you should get immediate medical attention. Do not wait to see if you feel better. If your employer insists that they call 911 and have an ambulance take you to the ER, let them. Denying this or delaying your medical care can give the insurance company a reason to deny or reduce your claim for benefits.
Notify Your Employer
There is no reason to avoid telling your employer about what happened. The longer you wait, the more you could risk. In general, you have to report what happened – even if you fear repercussions. Your employer cannot legally fire, harass, or threaten you for reporting an injury. If you face retribution, call a workers’ comp lawyer right away.
Don’t Wait to File a Workers’ Comp Claim
Telling your employer about the injury is not the same as filing a workers’ comp claim. To qualify for benefits, you must do both. There are deadlines to file a claim, and missing this time can cause you to lose any rights to your benefits. Once you report the injury, your employer should give you a workers’ comp claim form. This should be filled out accurately and as soon as possible. If you don’t understand, or need help, you can call a workers comp attorney, like from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen P.C. Remember this form will be given to the insurance company. If it is wrong, misleading, untruthful, incomplete, or messy, everything can be slowed down.
Do You Want to Know How Much Your Work Injury Claim Worth?
If you have been injured on the job, and would like to know what your claim may be worth, or whether or not you should have a work injury lawyer on your side, please call a law firm today.