Steps to Take to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workplace injuries can be difficult to endure, especially when you’re unsure of what comes next and how you will make money. Luckily, there are laws that may allow you to pursue workers’ compensation benefits for the injuries you sustain while performing work-related activities.
Before you file your claim, though, there are certain things that you need to ensure you’re doing to protect yourself in the event of a workplace injury. Following these steps can help you protect your rights to workers’ compensation.
Give Notice to Your Employer
While the workers’ compensation laws do allow for a time limit of two years, it’s vital to give your employer a notice of your injury within 30 days of it occurring, or within 30 days of discovering an occupational disease. The notice to your employer should include:
- The time the incident occurred
- The date of the incident
- The type of injury or illness you sustained
- The part of your body that is damaged
- The situation in which the injury occurred
- The medical attention you require
Keep Record of Your Situation
Make sure you’re keeping a full record of all critical information pertaining to your injury and the medical care you receive. Don’t just report the above items, make sure you keep them for your own use when filing a claim.
You also want to have knowledge of expenses related to your workplace injury, how long your symptoms last, the doctors you have seen, and any other vital documents that may pertain to your situation.
The more information you have to provide for your claim, the more beneficial it can be towards receiving an approval. If you need help with your claim, our Milwaukee workers’ compensation attorneys at The Previant Law Firm, S.C. are ready to guide you through the process.
Call us today at (414) 240-1185 and we’ll be happy to be the voice you need to safeguard your rights and options every step of the way.