What Is the Claims Process Like?
When you are injured and worried about your paycheck, the last thing you want to do is worry about filling out paperwork or making a case for why you need compensation. However, it is important to do so to receive the proper benefits. Note that there are many different instances that might lead to a workers’ compensation claim, and there is no one approach that works for everyone. Even so, here are the main steps you and your English Lloyd & Armenta attorney might take.
1. Seek Medical Treatment
Even if your injuries are minor or you feel perfectly fine, it is better to get a clean bill of health from a medical professional. Otherwise, your lawyer might have a more difficult time proving that the pain you begin to feel several days or weeks later is related to the incident. If you do have injuries, then it is a good idea to get this in writing from a health professional.
2. Notify Your Employer
It is important to let your employer know that the incident took place. If you were on a job site or someone else was present, that person may have already reported the incident. You might even ask a family member to do so on your behalf. However, always get a copy of what was filed and reported.