Workers’ Compensation is designed to help you if you are injured on the job. It is not an easy thing to deal with as there are many issues with each claim. Talking with an attorney is always a good idea to ensure you receive all of the benefits you are due.
If you set up a meeting with an attorney, there are some things that you will want to bring with you to that meeting. If you’ve already seen a doctor, which you have most likely done, bring the doctor’s report with you. Also, if you have filed anything with the state in which you work, bring that, as well. Make sure to include any workers’ compensation documents concerning your case.
In some cases, if you’ve been seeing a physician for your injury and already receiving workers’ compensation for that injury, but something changes – that may be where your actual case begins. Each case is based on an individual’s situation.
While workers’ compensation coverage is required by law, not every employer will always follow what is required. If you have questions as to whether or not you are covered – ask your employer. You should be provided with a list of approved physicians, and you may be able to request which doctor you would like to see. In some circumstances, a trauma specialist, for instance, may be your authorized treating doctor.
If you are not receiving answers to your questions, please consult our Online Legal Directory to find a lawyer in your area. It doesn’t cost you a dime to talk with an attorney and find out what rights you have.