Be sure to make the most out of your worker's compensation claim. Often,
workers aren't paid the full compensation that they deserve. Here are
some tips for maximizing your claim.
Report the Injury
Report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. If you delay, you may miss
the deadline that you need to make in order to be eligible for worker's compensation.
Get Medical Treatment
It's important to get prompt medical treatment after your injury. This
isn't just for your own safety. Getting medical treatment will provide
you with documentation of your injuries, even if they are internal injuries.
Document evidence of your injury. Take photographs and gather medical records.
Collect the contact information of any witnesses who saw the injury occur
and can back up your claim.
Don't Settle for the First Offer
The insurance company will offer you an initial compensation amount. Don't
settle for it. Remember that the insurance company cares about their own
profits and may be denying you the full compensation that you deserve.
Get an attorney to help you out.
Appeal a Denied Claim
Was your worker's compensation claim denied? Again, remember that the insurance
agencies are concerned about their own profit margins. Many people who
appeal a denied worker's compensation claim win the appeal.
Contact a Lawyer
Get in touch with an attorney who can help you out. This is the best way
to get the full compensation you are entitled to. An experienced attorney
will work to make sure that you get the most out of your claim.
Contact us for expert legal advice if you were injured while working in the Bakken
oil field region.