After you file for
workers' comp, it can feel like forever before your case finally makes progress. Workers'
comp cases take time and patience, and it's not uncommon for several
months to pass before you reach a resolution. However, there are a few
things that can move your case along a bit faster.
Retain an Attorney
More times than not, having an attorney on your side can give your case
the attention that it needs. An experienced attorney knows the best way
to resolve your case quickly, and can help you avoid the common mistakes
that sometimes lead to an unnecessary delay.
Avoid Rescheduling Important Events
As part of your worker's comp case resolution, you'll most likely
need to attend depositions, medical exams, mediations and other events
as required. Lawyers and insurance companies schedule these events based
on their own schedules, and yes, this can be frustrating if the time and
dates don't work for you. However, rescheduling these appointments
can lead to big delays. Unless you have extreme circumstances that don't
allow you to attend the hearings, it's best if you attend those appointments
as they are scheduled.
Inquire About Settlement Offers
Your case will most likely be resolved more quickly if your case settles.
Your lawyer should be keeping you informed of any offers as they come
in. Keep in mind you don't have to accept the first offer that comes
in, you can make a counter-offer to at least get the ball rolling.
For more information regarding workers' comp cases,
contact our experienced team.