If you have been denied workers' compensation and you feel you have the right to your benefits and money, then don't try to handle your battle alone. Many workers' compensation claims get denied on the first application simply because a piece of paperwork wasn't filed on time or the incorrect papers were not filled out.
It's not uncommon to have a workers' compensation case thrown out, which puts you in a position of trying again. A denial is a setback for sure but doesn't have to be the end of your case. If you want to get your workers' compensation case approved quickly or approved in the first place, what do you do?
Consider hiring a workers' compensation lawyer. These legal specialists are able to help you sort and file your case and get you the benefits and money you need while helping you preserve your workplace job. The investment comes with a cost as you have to pay a lawyer their fees and a possible upfront retainer, but the costs are well worth it. You'll learn why here.
You learn your legal rights
What are your workplace injury rights in the first place? Do you have the right to file a workers' compensation claim and have it approved? Do you have a case in the first place? How do you know these things without an experienced workplace injury lawyer to assist you? Learn your legal rights so you know exactly how to approach your situation. This is especially true if you are not just worried about being approved for your workers' compensation case, but you're worried about losing your job because of your workplace injury.
You learn how to properly file your claim
Claims, motions, petitions — the list goes on and on for what you can file in the court of law, and not much of anything makes much sense unless you know the laws. Your workers' compensation lawyer knows just what to do to help you file your claim, right down to the right papers and filing dates to get them completed. You'll learn which district to file them in, and your lawyer will be your negotiator and mediator between you and your employer every step of the way.
Your lawyer will show you everything you should do to correctly file a workers' compensation claim. Make records of all activities leading up to and after your workplace injury to help strengthen your claim and increase your odds of having your claim approved.
Contact a workers' compensation lawyer to learn more.Share