What Steps Should You Take After A Work Injury?
The first things to think about after a workplace injury is taking care of your injuries and reporting them to your employer. You should see a doctor as soon as possible. This is important for many reasons. You should have a medical examination to ensure your immediate medical needs are met and that there is an official record of your condition. Next, you should report your injury to your employer if you haven’t already. Because workers’ compensation is an insurance, you want to be certain you follow all of the necessary steps when filing a claim.
Certified Specialists For Workers’ Compensation Cases
Our attorneys at The Law Offices of Dix & Forman, P.C., can help. We are Certified Specialists for workers’ compensation claims in Arizona. This is important, as it means we focus our practice on these types of claims and are very familiar with the law, cases and administrative materials. It also means we can provide the experienced guidance necessary to receive the full compensation you need after being injured on the job.
The Insurance Part Of Workers’ Compensation Insurance
While the government mandates workers’ compensation insurance, it is not a government program. Private insurance companies provide the coverage and set many of the rules. Our attorneys know how these companies operate and how they design their claims’ programs. We can help you follow all the rules to prevent any small mistake from damaging your prospect for a successful claim.
Your Rights To Compensation And Health Are At Risk
You want to get well as soon as possible, so you can heal properly and return to work and begin earning your full pay. Your employer and their insurer want you to return to work as quickly as possible to minimize the cost of your health care and compensation while you are away from work. For some injuries or conditions, these interests are aligned. But not always.
Having an attorney significantly increases your odds of a successful outcome. Our lawyers understand how to protect your rights, ensure full recovery from your injury and obtain compensation for your missed time. We know the claims process. We know how to find another doctor if the company’s doctor is not providing adequate care and how to deal with any disputes regarding your claim or coverage.
Contact Us Today!
After you have reported your injury to your employer and seen the doctor, speak with us. We can help you with all aspects of your claim and protect your rights to full workers’ compensation benefits. Call our Tucson office at 520-748-0800 or use our online form to make an appointment.