If you had an accident at work, fill out the claim form and submit it to your employer. If you think the injury occurred over time, consult an attorney about a “cumulative trauma” claim. Before getting involved with a Qualified Medical Evaluator ("QME") get legal help – you may have only one shot at proving your case. Keep all documents you receive in order, and keep a list of names and addresses of all doctors or other health professionals you consult. Call us for a free consultation on what to do next.
If you had an auto accident or some other kind of personal injury, keep all documents you receive in order, and keep a list of names and addresses of all doctors or other health professionals you consult. It helps to keep a diary of how your pain and disability interferes with daily life. Put at the top, “On the advice of my attorney I am keeping these notes” so that they are protected by the attorney-client privilege.
Call us for a free consultation on what to do next. If you were discriminated against by your employer, give us a call on what to do next. How you document the claim is critical to proving your case. Legal help is indispensable to a successful outcome.
Report the injury immediately.
If you have been injured on the job, you should report the injury immediately to your employer in writing. This can be in the form of a physical letter, email, test messaging or fax but be sure that you have done so within thirty (30) days after the injury. If it has been longer due to it taking longer for you to understand the severity of your injury, report your injury in writing and keep a record of all correspondence.
Get medical attention immediately!
If you get injured while working, you are entitled to medical treatment whether your claim has been accepted or denied. You are entitled to reasonable medical care needed to cure or relieve the effects of a work related injury. An experienced workers’ comp attorney can help you select the right doctor, who will treat you free of charge, with all costs paid by the insurance company.
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