Once a Worker's Compensation claim has been filed, there are certain time constraints that must be met. If you want to keep your case on track, there are several things you need to do to ensure things continue to move forward in a timely manner.
Authentic records must be kept. This includes pay stubs, doctor's appointments, medical bills, medical records, and any witness statements that may have been collected. Keeping accurate records takes the pressure off of your attorney. If you have collected the information along the way, the attorney does not have to retrace your steps during the progress.
Learn All You Can About Worker's Compensation
It is important to know as much as possible about the Worker's Compensation process and how it works. If you know how the process works, it is much less likely that you will miss deadlines or lack important information when it comes time to talk to your attorney.Related Articles: COBRA: Protecting Worker’s Rights and Health Benefits
Talk to Your Local Information and Assistance Officer
Information and Assistance Officer is a valuable asset to have when you are working your way through the Worker's Compensation process. They can provide the assistance you need when answering the difficult questions.
Hire an Attorney
Hiring an attorney will allow you to pursue your case in effective and expeditious manner. An attorney knows the law as it pertains to workplace injuries and can protect your rights when you file your claims and go to court during the recovery process.Related Articles: Injured on Your Job: What Should You Do Next?
Talk to Your Union Representative if You Have One
If you are part of a union, talk to your union rep if you have one. Having the backing of a unified organization will help you to substantiate your claim. They can offer assistance when it comes to legal fees, hiring counsel and obtaining witness statements.
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