Get Medical Attention if NecessaryObviously, the first step is to get medical attention. If it’s an emergency, you’ll go to an emergency room. If it’s not an emergency, you’ll have to go through the workers’ compensation injury treatment process, outlined by your state laws.
Report the InjuryYou must report your injury to your employer before filing workers’ compensation. You have a time limit that you must submit your report by. Make sure to check your state guidelines to find out what that time limit is.
File Your ClaimAfter reporting your injury, it’s time to file your workers’ compensation claim. You can get these forms from your employer. You may also need to file through the state workers’ compensation agency. Make sure you check the procedures and deadlines for your specific state before you start the filing process.
Wait for ResultsAfter submitting your workers’ compensation claim, an insurance company will conduct an investigation. Based on their findings, they’ll either approve or deny the claim. If the claim is approved, you can start receiving benefits. If the claim is denied, it’s time to file an appeal.
Appeal if NecessaryIf you need to appeal your claim, make sure to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer. They’ll be able to work through your case and make sure you have the best chance of winning your appeal.
About the Author
When it comes to workers’ compensation cases, Randy Alberhasky has over 25 years of experience. During his legal career he has personally tried over 200 workers’ compensation hearings and jury trials in courts throughout the State of Missouri. Many people who have suffered from a workplace injury and illness are unaware of the legal action they can take to receive the financial compensation that they’re entitled to. The Alberhasky Law Firm, P.C. is proud to help our clients receive the compensation they deserve.