Injury claims are expected when a staff suffers an injury while on a job. This is usually done through an insurance company. However, Insurance companies are notorious for denying workers’ compensation claims due to avoidable errors of not knowing how to correctly fill compensation claims.
Contacting an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to take care of the legalities of your claim could greatly increase your chances of getting approval of your claim. Completing a workers’ compensation claim on your own can be a very difficult assignment. The poor knowledge of workers’ compensation laws and patience in dealing with insurance companies can be a limiting factor. It is well known that insurance companies relentlessly fight to deny or greatly reduce workers’ compensation claims.
Typical responsibilities of a workers’ compensation lawyer include finding facts, motions, and briefs, carrying out legal research, staying abreast of current law developments, taking depositions of the claimant, physicians, medical experts, and other parties, drafting plead cases, and litigating cases before a judge or referee. A top-level claimant’s attorney should have superior negotiation skills based on an accurate assessment of the true worth of the claim.
The most crucial component to a workers’ compensation claim is the medical evidence of a work-related injury. There would be no case for an individual to make injury claims without medical documentation and evidence. It’s vital to ensure that you receive proper treatment for your injury as well as follow all medical protocols related to your work accident injury. Your medical history and nature of care provided will be the major focus. Medical records may involve clear evidence of your injuries (emergency room records, doctor’s note, diagnosis, recommended treatment, and medical documentation of your pain) to estimate recovery time and predict future treatments required. Proof of damage and cost of both direct (hospital stay, surgeries, rehabilitation, and prescriptions) and indirect care. Failure to seek appropriate healthcare could lead to a workers’ inability to claim necessary compensation because the insurance company is looking to mostly take care of the direct cost of the recovery and return to work process.
A lot of paperwork is involved in the process of claiming which makes it easy for errors. Missing information on paperwork could give the insurance company a reason to deny a workers’ claim. Ensure to include date, time, and location of the work accident, Names of all witnesses to the injury, Parts of the body injured, Supporting medical records and other personal information (i.e., date of birth and social security number) when filling out workers’ compensation forms.
When filing a worker’s compensation claim, it’s critical to pay attention to deadlines. Failure to submit documents and medical information by strict deadlines can cause you to miss out on the workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve. It’s critical to submit the Injury report, Workers’ compensation claim application and a claim appeal when the initial workers’ compensation claim has been denied, the insurance company will provide you with an appeal deadline date in your denial letter.
Contact Franks & Rechenberg. P.C. Attorneys at Law to help with your personal injury case.