Tips on strengthening your workers’ compensation claim

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2022 | Worker's Compensation |

Nobody plans to get injured at work, but accidents are almost inevitable. If you suffer injuries from an accident at your workplace, workers’ compensation benefits can shield you from losses like medical bills or wages lost when recuperating.

However, your claim needs to be approved to start receiving these benefits. If it is not, you may have to bear the burden of your injuries alone, and it can get pretty expensive. To ensure you hit no snags with your claim, here is what you need to do.

Adhere to the timelines

Ensure you inform your employer about your workplace accident on time and in writing. In California, you have 30 days to do so. Otherwise, you could hurt your chances of getting the much-needed benefits.

In addition, you have one year after the accident to file your claim. Although it is not advisable to delay taking action, it may be impossible to collect benefits on claims made after one year.

Seek medical attention

Getting treated for the injuries you suffered from the workplace accident will serve as official documentation from a doctor should you need to provide medical evidence. A doctor’s report could also show the extent of your injuries which may affect the value of your claim.

Keep details of your accident

It is important to have the details of the accident somewhere within reach. Any witness testimony, CCTV footage, and other facts of your accident are crucial to your claim if any disputes arise.

Learn more about how the claims process works

Knowledge is power. If you know how the workers’ compensation process works, you will be better prepared to deal with any challenges that may come up with your claim. It will also help you protect your rights and ensure your claim is successful.