While either pursuing or receiving workers’ compensation benefits, it is important to be honest, fair and knowledgeable about the process.
Insurance adjusters can be quick to deny your benefits if rules are not followed or procedures are not done in a timely manner.
Below are a list of mistakes and induvial can do and hurt their workers’ compensation claim.
- Failing to inform employer (in a timely manner) of your work injury.
- Failing to inform your workers’ compensation doctor about the full details of your injury.
- Faking any injuries or symptoms.
- Not following your doctor’s treatment plan.
- Not following the restrictions set by your doctor.
- Not returning to work when given the OK by your doctor.
It is important to understand that each workers’ compensation claim is different.
A worker should use their own judgment while making decisions when it comes to their claim.
It is always best to follow a doctor’s orders to make a full recovery.
If you have questions or concerns about what you should or should not do while pursuing workers’ compensation, you should consult an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
Getting the compensation you deserve after a workplace injury should be as easy as notifying your employer, seeing an approved doctor and filing a claim.
However, things do not always go this smoothly. It is not uncommon for the insurance provider to deny your claim. Suffering a major injury at work often leaves people with many questions and few answers. If you suffered serious injuries on the job, it is important to know your rights.
Workers’ compensation negotiation and litigation is often complex. If you have questions or concerns about your workplace injuries, contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at Berger and Green.
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Source: PA. GOV, “Reporting an Injury or Occupational Disease”