Worker’s compensation covers on the job injuries. These include something minor like cutting your finger and needing stitches to losing a limb. While some may only need to be used to pay a simple medical bill that does not cost much, in other cases, it could mean getting bills paid because you cannot work. In most cases, these are paid right away; however, that is not always the case. Now what do you do to make sure your case is paid for when they refuse to pay? How do you guarantee that you do not have extra debt?
Go To the Doctor
Going to a doctor gets you the proof that you were injured at work. This shows what kind of injury and how bad it is. Having a good doctor will make all the difference between successful cases. Doctors will also be great to need in case of court and needing a professional testimonial. Follow any directions that your doctor tells you to do. Doing so will not only help but taking care of your health is beneficial to you.
Determine If You Have a Case
Chances are if you were injured at work, you definitely have a case. There are times where you need to ask if this is really worth fighting. Some common questions asked:
* Did this happen while you were on the clock?
* Did you follow all on the job protocols?
* Did you report this to your boss at the time of the injury?
If you answered yes to all of these questions then yes you have a case. Now what do you do if they deny your claim?
Hire an Attorney
Hiring a Chicago workers comp attorney is the next logical step when your claim is denied. Some attorneys even offer to cover your case free unless you win. Most workers’ compensation cases have a statute of limitations meaning you need to hire an attorney in a timely manner. If the attorney specializes in worker’s compensation then you have a better chance of winning your case. Your attorney will know what to do and how to get it done in a timely manner.
Documenting everything from the point of injury until court date is beneficial. This helps when the opposing side’s attorney asks the hard questions. Usually a case can be lost in the moment that you forget when the injury happens. Dates, calls, email, and even doctors’ visits can make the world of difference in your case.
So seeing a doctor to get injuries checked, making sure you have a case, hiring an attorney, and even documentation can make or break your case. Missing one step could be the one thing that breaks your case. Making sure everything that you can do is done can be the one thing that feeds you and your family and even keeps you from adding a debt to have to pay for.
If you have a case that a Chicago workers comp attorney can assist you with, call the Shea Law Group today to set up a consultation. They will be able to streamline the process, allowing you to concentrate on getting better.