After an accident on the job, filing for workers’ compensation benefits
can be stressful. In fact, between attempting to understand the claims
process, coordinating with insurance companies, and seeking medical attention,
it can be downright overwhelming. To help demystify the process, we have
gathered several tips that may help you to maximize the strength of your
case and reduce the risk of a denied claim.
Here are the first of many rules you should know if you get hurt at work:
Tell your employer about your injury: As soon as an accident occurs or you discover that you have been injured,
you must inform your employer. Workers’ compensation claims are
governed by strict regulations and missing a deadline can irrevocably
damage your case. Don’t wait until you are fired or your case will
Go see the doctor: A prompt visit to the doctor is critical for multiple reasons. Only a medical
professional can properly evaluate your injuries and recommend a treatment.
Also, detailed medical records are critical in supporting your injury
claim and substantiating the extent of your damages. Furthermore, the
failure to quickly seek medical attention may be used as evidence against
the severity of your injuries or the accuracy of your claim.
Document your case: As soon as you are able, write down any information about how the accident
happened and gather evidence. Creating and organizing one central file
or location where you store all documents relating to your case is highly
recommended. You should consider including pictures of where an accident
occurred, witness testimony, and medical records.
Hire an attorney: In the wake of an accident, injured workers can file a claim through their
employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. These companies
are likely to have a dedicated legal team working to protect their interests.
When you are going through the claims process, you need a knowledgeable
attorney in your corner to even the playing field.
Call HGSK for a Free Consultation and Professional Representation
While the steps above can help you to protect your claim, they may represent
only part of a successful legal strategy. Each work injury will be unique
and the guidance and representation of an experienced attorney from Haggerty,
Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith can make the vital difference in
your case. Our
Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys can fight tirelessly to see that your claim is not undervalued, underpaid,
or wrongfully denied.
Ready to learn more about your case? Call (267) 419-6422 or
contact us online today.