Best Way to Navigate a Workers Compensation Claim


Getting injured on the job is a setback for everyone involved. As a worker, it is a setback because you are now having to take time off of work in order to recover from your injury. A catastrophic injury can literally change your life. Then there is your family to consider. Your family and friends do not only depend on you financially but emotionally and physically. If you are injured or catastrophically injured, you are in no place to be there for your family physically, emotionally, or financially. Last, your employment just lost a loyal worker. Despite whatever you may tell yourself, you are a valued employee and if you get injured then your workplace suffers too. So what do you do? What happens if you are injured on the job?

Here are a few basic steps to keep in mind when filing for a workers compensation claim. California requires that every business purchase workers compensation insurance. It is also required by law that your employment tell you about workers compensation and the benefits they can give to you. If your job did not provide this for you then it is imperative that you speak with our workers compensation lawyers in California at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles. If your job has provided you with this information then here are some steps to remember:

  1. Always Tell Your Employment: If you have been injured on the job and are physically capable of telling your employment right after it happened then do so. You want to tell them immediately so they know what time and place the incident occurred and when to start your injury report.
  2. Tell Your Doctor: Once you are injured, go seek medical attention. It is important that you tell your doctor that you were injured because your doctor will take detailed notes for your claim. Workers Compensation is majority paperwork and documentation. The more specific documentation you can the better.
  3. Follow the Treatment: If you don’t want your claim to be denied or delayed then follow the treatment plan of your doctor.
  4. Keep Documents: Keep your records in a safe place. This will ensure that the insurance is covering what it needs to cover. Sometimes workers compensation claims are denied or delayed due to paperwork errors. If you keep your documents then it is easier to resolve these issues.

The last step is to hire a workers compensation attorney. Not only can an attorney help keep your claim on track, but with our experience and resources, we can spot an issue before it even happens. Our Los Angeles workers compensation lawyers know that insurance companies will do all they can to intimidate their clients in feeling as if this is all they can give. Our Workers Compensation Attorneys know better and we promise to get the insurance companies to do better by you too. Call 818-609-7005 or click here to start a conversation with us today. We are ready to represent you.

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