Making Your Workers’ Comp Claim Count

Workers compensation is a great asset for employees, especially those who suffer injuries related to the job and are forced to take time off work but don’t have the resources to do so. If you suffer an injury related to your job you could likely qualify for workers’ compensation of some form. To get the full compensation you deserve and not be so worried about the time off work your injury may force you to take you will want to hire a qualified lawyer to represent you. Tourtlotte Law in the Billings, Montana area specializes in workers’ comp law and will help you earn all the compensation you deserve and be right alongside you every step of the way. Below are five tips for really making your workers’ comp claim count.

Be Mindful of Who is Watching

Insurance companies obviously want to avoid paying out money as much as possible. As a result, they will sometimes put surveillance on your to determine the credibility of your claim. They may go as far as to hire PI’s to surveil you at home and in public.
Attend All Meeting and Appointments-
This is obvious, yet many people still fail to do it. Never miss a meeting, hearing, or appointment related to your claim. Failing to attend all these meeting and appointments could result in the termination of your benefits.

Report Your Injuryworkmans compensation

Don’t hesitate to report your injury. As soon as you possibly can, you should report the injury to your boss and write a statement. Your employer should have the documentation you need to fill out already on hand.

Receive Immediate Medical Treatment

Receiving medical treatment as soon as possible is important in the obvious sense so that your injuries are tended to. However, there is another aspect of quickly receiving medical treatment that relates to your workers’ comp claim. If you delay receiving medical treatment. Delaying medical treatment will give the insurance company the argument that there was no accident or that it wasn’t serious enough to warrant workers’ comp benefits.

Attend Your IME

IME stands for Independent Medical Examinations. These are scheduled by the insurance company to determine the extent of your injury. These are required. Not attending could lead to the termination of all benefits. You should prepare for these appointments by consulting with an attorney that is skilled in workers’ comp benefits.

Understand You Benefits

Last of all, it’s important to understand that there are many different types of workers’ comp benefits. You should become familiar with the different types of insurance offered by your state. If you don’t know what is available, you won’t know what is best for you.

Above is a valuable guide for what you can do maximize your workers’ comp claim. However, there is one more thing you do. That is hiring a qualified lawyer to help you through this difficult process. If you are in the Billings area, Tourtlotte Law is only one call away from helping your receive the benefits you deserve.