If you have been injured at work, then you are facing an uphill battle. Many injured workers fear retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim or have heard horror stories of protracted battles with the workers compensation insurance company over whether the injured worker still needs treatment or what is the best course of treatment. If you are an injured worker and concerned about surviving your workers compensation claim, consider these tips from a workers’ compensation law firm serving Gilroy, Hollister, San Martin and Morgan Hill.
Find and keep all documentation that you have received about your job performance.If you have always had excellent job reviews until your work injury, you may be facing retaliation from your employer. Evidence of prior performance can serve as evidence that historically you have been a highly valued employee and but for your workers compensation claim, you would continue to be a highly valued employee.
Get the medical treatment that you need.If you are in the process of a workers compensation claim, chances are that the insurance company has sent or will send you to an "independent medical examiner." Typically, employees are sent to these examiners because your own doctor has recommended a rigorous (or expensive) course of treatment that the insurance company does not want to pay. Do not allow this non-treating examiner's opinion to supercede your own doctor's opinion. You need proper treatment to have the best chance of recovery.
Get an experienced workers' compensation attorney.Many law firms will take a workers compensation claim without having much experience in the field. Workers compensation law is technical and requires an experienced attorney focused on that area of the law for the best outcome. Robbins, Strunk & Cramer is a workers’ compensation law firm that serves Gilroy, Hollister, San Martin and Morgan Hill. If you have been injured in a work-related accident and need someone to fight for you, contact us online or by phone at 408-763-8336 for a free consultation.
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