Worker’s compensation cases can be frustrating, especially if you travel as part of your job. Whether you take frequent business trips or telecommute on a daily basis, knowing how to present your case is extremely important. If you travel frequently, there are several things you need to remember.
Facts Make the Case No Matter Who Is at Fault
Injuries that are work related or occur on company property are normally considered the responsibility of the employer even if the worker is at fault. When you are putting together your case, you must have all of the facts needed to substantiate your claim.
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Make Your Intentions Clear
Compensation is not always offered or paid as it should be. When you get ready to file a claim there are several things that can clarify your case and increase your chance of getting the compensation you deserve.
- If more than two states are involved, know the laws for each one.
- Hire an attorney to help sort out the details.
- Keep exact records.
- Report the injury as soon as it happens. Waiting even one day can be costly to your case.
What Questions Should Be Asked?
Knowing what questions to ask will get you the information you need and help you build an air-tight case. There are many situations that may pay worker’s compensation while others may require other legal action.
- I received an injury at an event organized by my company. Can I apply for worker’s compensation?
- If I'm injured while performing my duties at an off-site location, am I still entitled to worker’s compensation?
- I was injured during a tour of the facility while I was being interviewed for a potential position. Am I covered by worker’s compensation?