Why You Should Seek Help to File a Workers’ Comp Claim
- Posted on: Jun 23 2020
If you have been injured at work, you are likely ready to file a workers’ comp claim. You deserve compensation for your injuries. But before you can get that compensation, you first have to complete the paperwork to get your case started. While some people may tell you that you can fill out these forms on your own, there are a number of reasons why it’s better to work with someone who understands workers’ comp cases.
They’ve Done this Paperwork Hundreds of Times
The paperwork you have to complete to start a workers’ comp case is full of questions you have to answer very carefully and precisely. Unfortunately, it also contains some legal terms and may ask questions that aren’t easy to answer. An expert will be able to help you with these questions and can explain any terms you’re unfamiliar with. It’s absolutely vital that you complete these forms correctly. If you don’t, it’s possible your case will be denied. Even if it’s not, your compensation may be delayed because the workers’ comp board will need to get additional information or clarification before they can fully process your claim.
They Know the Deadlines
Workers’ comp cases have very specific deadlines you have to meet in order for your case to move through the process and be approved. There are certain timeframes for you to report the accident, complete the paperwork, submit additional documents, and more. If you’ve never filed for workers’ comp before, it’s very easy to miss one of these deadlines. With some of them, there is no appeal process or option to complete tasks later. Instead, your whole case is denied. An expert will make certain you have a list of these deadlines and know what must be submitted when and to whom.
They Know What Documents You’ll Need
An expert in workers’ comp claims will know what documents you need to gather, which is also vital. You’ll need various medical reports, witness statements, and other documents to support your claim. If you’re missing just one of these, it can make it difficult to get your claim approved.
Before You File a Workers’ Comp Claim, Come to Us
Dr. Jeff Mollins has years of experience in workers’ comp cases. If you need to file a claim, but aren’t sure how, contact us today.