Avoiding Common Workers' Compensation Mistakes
Protect Your Claim with Our Knowledgeable Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Those filing for and receiving workers' compensation are often doing
so for the first time in their lives. Without proper guidance, it can
be difficult to know what the laws and policies surrounding these programs
are and far too many deserving claimants are denied their benefits due
to infractions they did not know were prohibited. At the
Law Offices of Wax & Wax, we understand that filing for and receiving workers' compensation
benefits is new territory for many claimants. That is why we offer knowledgeable
counsel backed by over 100 years collective legal experience in this practice
area to clients who need their best interests looked after.
Whether you are ready to file or need help with a denied or terminated
claim, our proven Glendale workers' compensation lawyers can help.
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Three Common Workers' Compensation Mistakes
In order to have your workers' comp claim accepted and remain in compliance,
certain policies need to be followed. While many claimants find these
restrictions frustrating, they are put in place by state law and the workers'
comp providers to ensure that each claim is truthful and properly managed.
The most common mistakes workers' comp claimants make include:
Waiting too long to notify your employer. In many cases, work accidents are serious enough that employers become
immediately aware of them—especially if medical care is needed at
the workplace. In other instances, though, it is up to the injured worker
to notify their employer within 30 days of their injury. For those workers
dealing with lingering injuries that they are not sure call for a claim,
waiting too long will not only welcome suspicion but, after 30 days, disqualify
them from filing.
Ignoring medical advice. Before your claim is even approved, you will have to see a doctor appointed
by your workers' comp provider. Not only will this doctor assess your
condition, but also begin to outline treatment for your recovery. Whether
during this assessment process or any time after your claim is approved
it is found that you're ignoring the advice of doctors, it is likely
that your worker's comp claim will be denied or terminated.
Lying about your medical history. It is possible to receive workers compensation for a medical condition
that was aggravated by your job. However, to do so, you must have been
completely transparent about that pre-existing condition throughout every
step of the process. That means in your initial claim, during your medical
assessment and treatment, and, if required, at the start of job in question
if you were asked to provide medical information with your application.
Need to carefully avoid these and other common mistakes that can derail
a workers' compensation claim? Need to challenge a denial or termination
of your benefits? Contact us today to request a
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