Going to work is the one constant in your life that keeps you on a routine. Once that routine is disrupted can be very disorienting. Not being able to work is almost as stressful as going to work, especially when you aren’t sure when you will be able to return to work. In the United States, in 2015, around $61.9 billion of benefits were given for workers compensation benefits. Of that $61.9 billion, $31.1 billion included medical benefits and $30.7 included loss of wages including those who were survivors of deceased workers. As you can see this multibillion-dollar business is not given to workers without the proper rules and guidelines followed. If your work has a workers compensation insurance or personal insurance then they will fight and scrutinize any of the paper or documentation that you will provide. It isn’t that they don’t like or believe you. It’s because they don’t want to cover any more than they have to. This is why you need a workers compensation attorney on your side.
What An Attorney Can Do For You
First, if you have experienced an injury in the workplace you need to make sure that you have notified the right people. You need to inform your management and HR team. This will ensure that everyone knows that you have been injured. Second, you need to make sure that you tell your doctor that you were injured on the job. This is important because your doctor will make a note that you were injured. By alerting your doctor, you are creating documentation in case you get injured again. Any time you have subsequent injuries, the claim will need to make a note so that you are not getting compensated for the same injury in the same way. You will get compensated for the injury that you currently sustain so that you do not double dip into workers compensation funds.
Third, you need to make sure that you follow the doctor’s orders. Sometimes your employer will ask you to see a doctor or therapist that represents the company. Although it is good to follow through with their orders if you were to have a second set of doctors recommend it can clarify any conflicting information. Our Anaheim Workers Compensation Attorneys know what employers will do in order to decrease the number of finances that you deserve. Unfortunately, not all employers are fair or sensitive to your situation. In the end, it is all a business, and they are looking out for their bottom line.
What To Do
We at JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation are only looking out for you. We believe that you deserve just compensation not the run around on whether you are faking your injury or over sensitive about it. We are ready to hear your story. Our Anaheim Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation are here to help you through this process. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to share your story with us today.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.