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How To File A Workers’ Compensation Claim

How To File A Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have been injured at work, you may need to file a claim in order to pay for medical care and lost wages. In order to get these benefits, your claim must be filed accurately according to the procedures set forth by your state. While you can certainly file a claim on your own, securing the assistance of an experienced attorney can be in your best interest.

Filing the Claim

The first thing you will want to do is get medical care as soon as you notice your symptoms. This is easy if you sustain an acute injury, but not so easy if you sustain an injury or illness over time. In any case, once you have sought medical attention, you will need to inform your employer.

In most cases, your employer will file the workers’ compensation claim for you. You will be given claim forms to fill out and submit. It is then your employer’s responsibility to submit that paperwork to their insurance company. Your attorney will let you know if you have to file a separate claim with the workers’ compensation agency in your state.

Defending the Claim

Once your paperwork has been submitted, it will be approved or denied. Do not assume that things will go smoothly. If your employer fights against your right to secure benefits, you may be in for a bumpy ride.

If you were injured at work, your employer can fight but it is doubtful they will win. Your attorney will produce evidence on your behalf, helping you to secure the compensation you have a right to under the law.

Reach out to our team if you have been injured at work. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and advise you of your options. Call us today or browse our website for more information about how our firm can assist you.

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