Being injured at work is difficult, especially when you start fighting for your right to workers’ compensation. To win your case, you will need to ensure that you have all the necessary materials. Read on to see the documents you need for your workers’ compensation case.
Your Right to Compensation
As an employee, you have the right to workers’ compensation in the event of injury. Your employer is required to have the necessary insurance to cover the cost of your medical care, and your right to compensation starts your first day of work.
To best prepare to file for workers’ compensation, you will need to gather a few documents. These documents will help you prove your claim to get you the compensation you deserve. Without these documents your claim may be denied, but that isn’t the end of the process either.
First, you will need to complete a WC-14 form. This form is also known as a Notice of Claim to let your employer know that you will be filing a claim for workers’ compensation. You’ll need to fill out all the information before sending it to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
It is essential to go to the doctor as soon as you realize that you are injured. Not only is it necessary to get medical care, but it is vital to have written proof of your injuries and the costs associated with them.
You will need verification of your employment as well, such as earning statements or wage statements. The State Board will need to consider this when determining lost wages or any upward mobility that you may have lost due to your injury.
After you have gathered all the necessary information, you will need to send it off. You should make copies and send your documents to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, your employer, and your employer’s insurance carrier.
Call an Attorney
Filing for workers’ compensation can be difficult, but it is vital to ensure that your rights are taken care of. Once you have all of the necessary documents, you will be able to file for compensation to cover your medical bills and lost wages.
If you have been injured on the job, calling an attorney is the best way to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Here at Greathouse Trial Law, we want to help you fight for your rights.
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