Finding the right work accident attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. At Huber & Palsir, we understand the ins and outs of workers’ compensation claims. In fact, we can identify a few common mistakes workers made during the legal process.
To help you settle your workers’ compensation claim, avoid these top mistakes.
You don’t report the accident right away.
The most important part of workers’ compensation claims is reporting the accident. Although this seems like an extremely basic step in this process, be sure to take this step as soon as possible.
In order to be eligible and considered for a claim, you need to report an accident within a certain timeframe. You’d be surprised how many workers unfortunately miss out on this opportunity because they waited too long to Don’t wait! Report today.
You don’t go to the doctor.
Unfortunately, you cannot claim your injury on your own. You need to be evaluated by a physician in order to validate your claim. They need to prove you were injured. Additionally, a doctor offer important recommendations to you, your employer, and insurance company about your ability to return to work.
An inability to show up to your doctor’s appointments doesn’t look good in the legal process. It shows you are unable to comply with the terms of eligibility if you were to be offered a settlement claim.
You don’t follow the doctor’s orders.
Your physician will provide you with explicit instructions to follow regarding how to care for your injury and when, if at all, you should return to work. If you’re unable to return to work, for instance, you may be required to attend physical therapy sessions and practice specific exercises on your own. Not following your doctor’s orders could affect your ability to get a claim later on, so it’s important to comply with their recommendation(s).
You refuse to return to work and perform light duties.
If you’re physically able, you may be asked to return to work to perform light duties. Although you may not be fully recovered from your injury, you may be able to perform simple tasks. Adherence to this shows your ability to comply with the terms of agreement.
Unfortunately, if you refuse to return to work to perform even simple tasks, it will affect your ability to obtain a workers’ compensation claim.
You agree to settle far too quickly.
Since injured workers are afraid to negotiate a higher claim, or just want the entire claim process to be over, they often settle on a claim too quickly. Insurers know this. They also realize workers need the money and likely want to return to work soon in order to work for pay again.
Don’t let insurers persaud you into settling a claim too early on. Taking your time in the process helps you earn the benefits you deserve. An attorney will help represent you every step of the way, no matter how long it takes, as well.
Avoid these mistakes by contacting one of our work accident Philadelphia attorneys who specialize in workers’ compensation claims right away.
If you have been been in an accident while at work, a Philadelphia accident lawyer at Huber & Palsir can fight and advocate on your behalf. Please contact us for a free, no obligation consultation at 877-767-0409 at your earliest convenience.
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