When you are injured on the job, there are many steps you need to take, to be able to receive compensation. If you follow these steps, you will have an easier time claiming your compensation. Unfortunately, there are so many hoops you must jump through, the process can sometimes be confusing. Many people are denied their benefits, even when they are deserving of them. This is why you may need to hire an attorney to help you with your Worker’s Compensation.
Before you start the process, you need to make sure your employer is informed of the accident. This starts the process of your claim and should be done as soon as possible. After you have informed your employer, you need to make sure you get to the doctor as soon as possible. It is important to note, you are allowed to see your own doctor, but you must also submit to seeing your company-approved doctor. This is a requirement for every person who files a Worker’s Compensation claim and is something you have no choice on.
Within twenty-four hours, you will also be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing. These types of testing are required, because they show whether or not any of these substances could have played a role in you having your accident. If you were to fail either test, it will be assumed these caused the accident and you will forfeit any rights to receiving a claim. You may also end up losing your job in the process.
If you are denied your claim, you can file an appeal through a lawyer. The lawyer will help you by filing your appeal and working towards getting you approved for your benefits. You will not be required to pay your lawyer until you win your case. Once you win your case, a certain percentage of your benefits will be given to your attorney as payment.
If you have been injured on the job and are in need of legal help, contact Gilbert Blaszcyk and Milburn LLP. They will be glad to assist you with your claim and help you through the process, so you can get the benefits you deserve.