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Three Tips for a Successful Work Comp Claim

If you’re one of the many people who have experienced an injury while in the workplace, a workers compensation claim may need to be filed. This claim can help you obtain the benefits you need to recover and pay your expenses related to the workplace injuries sustained. 

The workers compensation process can be a confusing one, especially for those who have never done this process before. Using highly recommended tips can help ensure your claim is more successful. Hire a law office that can answer your questions and guide you through the entire process. 

Meet All Workers Comp Deadlines 

After you’ve been injured, you want to claim the injuries as soon as possible. There are deadlines that need to be met, such as reporting the injuries to the employer as soon as you’re able to after the work accident.

If the employer denies the benefits, this means you have up to three years from the date of injury to file a claim against them. If you miss any of the deadlines, it could mean you give up the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Speak with an experienced attorney so this does not happen.

Get a Second Medical Opinion

Typically, your employer or their insurance company chooses the doctor you need to see initially after the accident. While they get to choose the doctor, the insurance companies hire these doctors so they have the insurance company’s best interest in mind. Because of this, you may want to seek out another doctor to confirm or deny the word of the first doctor. 

They may try to minimize any injuries or treatments, so the company doesn’t have to pay. You should consider seeing a doctor of your choice for treatment. You may have to see the employer’s provider for the first 90 days after the incident, but are free to choose your own after this. It provides a second, unbiased opinion of a trusted physician.  

However, it’s important that you seek medical attention immediately following the accident. Even if you don’t think the injury is serious, it is important to seek medical attention to document the incident. Even the most minor injuries can become serious with time. 

Track and Disclose All Relevant Information

Keeping detailed records of everything you go through is essential for your workers comp claim. Whether it’s from the workplace or medical physician, everything you receive should be filed away for your lawyer. Every single transaction should be accounted for. 

Some records may fail to be included in your claim, such as work restriction slips. These are necessary for your claim to be approved. Even if you have existing injuries or illnesses, they should be disclosed. They will not harm your chance of receiving benefits. If not disclosed, they may stop you from receiving benefits at all.

Talk to Your Lawyer about a Successful Work Comp Claim

Even if your employer refuses to pay for the worker’s compensation benefits you request, there are still options. Receiving the financial assistance you need is just a phone call away. 

Contact us here Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C. by calling 402-462-5187 for a free consultation. We can help you determine what your next steps are for your worker’s compensation claim.


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