07 Mar Here’s How to Guarantee a Workers’ Comp Denial
Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to protect both workers and employers. However, with so many fraudulent workers’ comp claims happening, auditors are looking closely at claims and details to ensure everything is on the up and up—and savvy employees are working with Bloom Law Office to make the process as fast as possible.
Worker’s Comp Claims Are Not Always Guaranteed!
Just because you’re covered by workers’ comp insurance from your employer doesn’t mean you’re covered. Filing a claim isn’t a guarantee. A lot can go wrong to delay or deny workers’ comp payouts. There are a lot of mistakes that can be made, too, but having a workers’ comp attorney on your side helps you avoid these pitfalls.
One of the biggest mistakes is simply waiting too long to get treatment. It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible, and to tell the medical professionals, at your first appointment, that you were injured on the job or sustained an injury because of your job. It’s pretty easy to know that you broke your leg after falling off a ladder at work, but not quite so obvious to determine that your carpal tunnel is caused from years of admin work. As soon as you suspect an injury, seek treatment.
Another big mistake is not telling your employer about the injury. You only have 30 days to provide a written statement to your employer. This statement should outline the type of injury and the date, and ideally should be written by an attorney. Again, there’s a lot of gray areas here if the injury is chronic and may be a repetitive stress injury.
Reporting an accident to your employer without legal counsel is another dangerous mistake. Consultations for workers’ comp claims are free, and if you do decide to utilize the skills of an attorney, they don’t get paid until you do. Written statements are serious, and can be used against you. Seemingly minor mistakes like forgetting the right date or describing the injury with the wrong language can put a serious dent in your workers’ comp claim.
Contact Bloom Law Office Today for Worker’s Comp Help!
Finally, trying to settle a case without an attorney, or depending on an attorney who isn’t a workers’ comp specialist, can set you up for disaster. You deserve prompt, fair payments and support when struggling with a workers’ comp injury. Bloom Law Office can help, and you can schedule your free consultation at 855-208-3650 today.