If you find yourself needing workers’ comp due to an injury or illness on the job, our hope is that your employer is doing everything they can to help you with your claim. However, some employers will do everything they can not to pay for workers’ compensation, so we wanted to provide with a simple guide to navigating your workers’ comp case.
If you are injured or receive an illness on the job:
Immediately Report it to your supervisor and team.
Even if you feel that you do not need to visit a doctor or primary care physician:
Get Prompt Medical Treatment.
If you feel there’s something else wrong and your doctor is not prescribing you the right treatment:
Consider Changing Doctors.
IT IS YOUR RIGHT to find out and obtain information from your employer so you can:
Understand Your Available Workers’ Comp Benefits.
A claim must always be backed by medical evidence. A doctor must decide if the employee is injured, if the injury was work related and give a prognosis with an estimate of how long the employee will be injured, so:
Be Prepared for Independent Medical Examinations.
Keep Detailed Records.
If your workers’ comp claim has been denied or rejected by your employer’s insurance company, you’ll want to take steps to reverse that decision:
Consider Appealing a Denial of Benefits.
If you find yourself being denied workers’ comp or are dealing with issues regarding your claim and need legal help in your workers’ comp case, contact Bossie Law. At Bosquez and Siemens Law, we require no up-front fees from our clients, no retainers. Bossie Law is a local, bilingual, Fresno office.