If you are injured on the job, you need to find a compensation attorney who understands how to handle a Workers’ Compensation case. Each claim is different. It's extremely important that you document as much of your case as possible. This includes getting pictures of the area where the accident occurred. Once you've told your employer about the accident and been treated by your doctor, your next step is to hire an attorney who can help you get the best compensation possible.
Meet Specific Deadlines
Filing a workers compensation claim involves much more than just filling out paperwork and seeing your doctor. There are deadlines you must meet in both filing your paperwork and visiting your doctor. Your doctor will be required to fill out forms as well. Most insurance companies will require that you see a physician who is unbiased and has no affiliation with you or your employer. All of these appointments must be kept and the results from each turned in by a specific deadline.
Protect Your Rights
Most of all, you need a compensation attorney who will protect your rights. As soon as you've been treated for your injuries and your company has been notified, contact a local attorney who specializes in getting the best possible compensation for their clients. Never sign anything until your attorney has looked it over!
At Gaylord & Nantais, the attorneys have several years of experience in dealing with workers compensation claims. Call and schedule a consultation with Gaylord & Nantais today! The attorneys are always willing to help injured employees work through the workers compensation process. You are not alone! Make the call and start the process as soon as possible!