The Workers' Compensation Process
In cases when an individual is a victim of a workplace injury, the employer is often reluctant to take responsibility. A worker will go through the struggle of his or her company refuting the blame, whether it is by diminishing the claim or flat out refusing to be held liable. There are a number of steps that must be taken after suffering from a workplace injury:
- Report your injury to your employer as soon as possible
- Seek medical attention to have your injury properly diagnosed by a doctor
- Keep detailed records of all medical bills, doctor appointments, and the gas mileage for your visits to the doctor
- Record the number of days you were forced to miss work due to your injury
- Discuss your accident and injuries with a qualified attorney who can assist you in pursuing rightful compensation
Did you suffer an injury on the job?
In any individual workers' compensation claim, it will be in the employer's best interest to marginalize the seriousness of a valid claim, which can make the workers' compensation process difficult. It is the insurance company's job to optimize its end goals: to pay out the least amount of money possible and to provide the cheapest medical care possible. If you or a loved one has been injured in a work-related accident, contact a knowledgeable attorney from our team immediately to receive the powerful representation you need and deserve.
There are many reasons to be compensated for a workplace injury, whether it is standard medical care, physical therapy for complete recovery or wrongful termination due to an injury. No matter the case, you are entitled to all the help you may need. Both quality and experience are crucial issues when it comes to defending one's rights in workers' compensation claims. The Law Office of Wm. Todd Berry, APC, has over 70 years of combined experience in workers' compensation and always has your best interest in mind. When dealing with workers' compensation, there is nothing more important than you receiving the best possible medical care and the time you need to recover.