If you have had an accident while on the job that causes you to no longer be able to do your work, you will want to try getting funds to make up for the money you are losing. Many people will try to file for workman's compensation in order to pay for their medical bills and to be able to supplement the income they used to get at work. When filing for workman's compensation, there are a few rules that should be followed in order to make sure you do not have a problem collecting funds. Here are some tips you can use when filing for compensation after an accident.
Keep Your Employer Informed
After you have had the accident that is stopping you from being able to continue working, do not try to keep information about it from your employers. Instead go straight to your human resources manager or your boss and ask them for paperwork to be able to file for compensation.
You can get the forms online or from your doctor, but it is better to do it with your employer's knowledge. This way they are not being blindsided about the situation and they will be able to ask for a full-detailed report about the incident for their records. There is no shady business going on behind the scenes that could hurt you down the line, if you were to go to court over the situation.
Keep Detailed Records
After you fill out the paperwork your employer provides to you, and you mail it to the appropriate office for review, make sure to keep records of everything that happens regarding your medical problems. Keep records of any doctor's visits, procedures you need to have done, medications prescribed and restrictions your physicians tell you from this point forward. This information will all need to be looked into if the workman's compensation is denied.
What To Do If Money Isn't Paid
If you are denied workman's compensation and you feel you should be collecting, hiring an attorney to represent your case is recommended. You would be able to take the case to court to go over all the points regarding the injury and why you are being denied. A lawyer like Bruce K Billman would be able to speak in your behalf to try to get you money you are owed. Your employer will most likely need to testify, as well. This is why keeping on good terms with your employer is important. Rather than have them turn against you, they may help your case if money is being denied.
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