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How Do I File a Worker’s Compensation Claim? 

Workers Compensation Lawyer

Workers Compensation LawyerWhen you have an on-the-job injury, you can see if you are eligible to recover workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are awarded to employees who have suffered an occupational illness or injury as a result of their work. Even though many companies are legally required to offer workers’ compensation benefits, many make the application process difficult. Workers often have a hard time actually receiving their benefits. You do not want to make a mistake on your application because it can cost you your benefit amount that you deserve. Hiring a lawyer who has experience handling these types of claims, like one at Hickey & Turim, SC, can help you receive the maximum benefit amount.

Report Your Injury 

One of the first things that you should do if you are hurt on the job. You need to report your injury at work right away otherwise the insurance company may not believe your statement. Many workers who have an illness or injury get their claim dismissed because they do not immediately report it. Report your injury to your employer and file the correct forms. Be specific when completing your report so that you have all the necessary details. The timing of reporting an injury or illness is crucial when you are completing a worker’s compensation claim.

Gather Records

Once you have reported your injury, gather the evidence and relevant record. Having persuasive and extensive documentation of your injury can make a difference on the outcome of your claim. The more evidence that you have, the stronger your claim will be. You should have taken photos of your injury and the area where the accident occurred. Retain these photos for your records so that you have evidence included in your claim. Be sure to collect medical records that detail what injury you suffered from and the type of treatment you need.

Follow Up 

The insurance company will send you a letter notifying you about the status of your claim.  You must constantly check in with them to receive it. Once you receive a notice about your claim a few weeks later, you can discuss next steps forward with a workers’ compensation lawyer like one at Hickey & Turim, SC. For example, if you didn’t receive the outcome that you wanted you can decide whether you want to appeal.

For more information about how to file a workers’ compensation claim, consult with an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer now. 

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