A workplace injury can upend your health and your life. If you’ve been hurt at work, it’s important to take the right steps when filing a workers’ compensation claim in order to receive the benefits you deserve. When taking these steps, it’s equally important to know the mistakes to avoid making that could lead to the dismissal of your claim.
Delaying Your Doctor’s Visit or Ignoring Medical Advice
Having a doctor review your injury is vital to your health. After you have been injured, the first thing you should do is receive medical care. Having a doctor review your injury is incredibly important, not only to your health, but to the validity of your claim.
Ignore Your Injury/Not Reporting Right Away
It is imperative to report your injury through the appropriate channels as soon as possible.
Hesitating to Contact a Lawyer
Having an experienced attorney who understands the complexity of the system can be extremely beneficial and could help change the outcome of your case. A lawyer can help you attain a higher settlement and ensure you receive a fair outcome.
Filing a Report with Missing or Inaccurate Information
After your injury, you absolutely must file an injury report. This report should contain accurate and truthful information. Don’t make any assumptions and only report on information that you know to be true. Filing a report with inaccurate or misleading information can lead to your case being dismissed.
Dealing with a workplace injury while having to navigate the complex compensation claims system can be incredibly difficult and overwhelming. Our experienced attorneys here at Erwin, McCane & Daily will guide you through the entire process of your worker’s compensation claim and can help you avoid mistakes that may cost you your benefits. Request a free consultation below or contact us today to learn more about how we can help your case.