The 3 Most Common Mistakes During Workers Compensation Claims

If you have been injured on the job, it is important that you protect your right to compensation for your injuries and lost time at work. For most people, worker’s compensation claims go smoothly and they get the compensation they need. However, there are some cases in which companies try to avoid paying worker’s compensation.

What you do during this time of recovery is important. There are three common mistakes that people make when facing a worker’s compensation claim. If you make any of these mistakes, it may give the company the out they need to avoid paying for your injuries and losses.

Not Reporting Right Away

If you are hurt on the job, you need to report it to your immediate supervisor immediately. Even if the injury seems minor at first, you should report any and all injuries to management. It is their decision whether or not to administer first aid or send you to the doctor. When you do go to the doctor, make sure you go to an approved doctor on the list available to you from management. Continue reading “The 3 Most Common Mistakes During Workers Compensation Claims”

What to Do if You are Injured at Work

If you have been injured at work, you may find that your injuries are having a profound impact on your overall life and wellbeing. Workplace injuries can encompass everything from broken bones and concussions to anxiety and joint pain. Depending on the exact situation surrounding your workplace injury or illness, it’s very possible that you can qualify for workers’ compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a law that helps replace income and medical expenses that occur as a result of workplace injury and illness. Employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance that covers an employee’s workers’ compensation coverage, and in return the employee refrains from taking any legal action against his employer in response to his injury. This makes workers’ compensation a “no fault” system. Continue reading “What to Do if You are Injured at Work”