Getting Compensation for Work Related Injuries

Workers-Comp-2-200x300Work related injuries can be especially devastating because they may prevent a person from working and making a living. To help pay bills while they are recovering from their injuries, many work injury victims choose to file workers compensation claims to receive benefits for medical bills, lost wages and other financial losses. Workers compensation is basically a government-mandated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who are injured while on the job. Below is some important information on how to apply for workers compensation benefits.

How to Apply for Workers Compensation

Applying for and receiving workers compensation benefits can be a somewhat involved and difficult process. If an employer or his or her insurance company denies your claim, it can be even more so. Here are the steps you will need to take in order to get reimbursed for your injury:

  1. Report the incident ASAP – Reporting the incident as soon as possible will remove many potential barriers to your case.
  2. Make sure your claim has been filed – Double, triple, or even quadruple check with your employer to stay abreast of your pending workers compensation claims. Make sure they are filed with the proper authorities within the mandatory time limits.
  3. Record all related visits to the doctor – Doctors' visits are covered by workers compensation, so make sure to keep copies of your bills in order to get reimbursed for your medical costs.
  4. Contact an attorney – A work injury lawyer is an expert at making sure employees have access to their workers compensation benefits, and can be a big help in ensuring you receive all of the money you are entitled to.

Work related injuries may have taken you out of commission, making it impossible for you to work while you are recovering. While some injuries may only require a few days of sick leave, others may require extended time off work; these lost wages, as well as your medical bills and other financial losses, are recoverable when you file a workers' compensation claim. To ensure you receive the money and services you are owed, it is a good idea to speak with an experienced work injury attorney to help you file your claim. Call (949) 582-1544 now to receive a FREE consultation with an attorney from Skorina Law Group regarding your work injury case.