The truth is that many workers are still not fully aware about what it means to apply for workers compensation. They are unsure about when they are allowed to apply for compensation. And many still believe they are going against their employer if they push ahead with this step. And it is the reason why we want to clear up some of the misconceptions about this process. We want to start by letting you know that speaking with primary treating physicians and workers’ compensation lawyers is an important step. If you are involved in a workplace accident, get yourself checked out.
You do not want to find out many months later that you had a serious illness or injury because of the incident and you did not get checked out. Another thing that you should know is that just because you file for workers compensation does not mean you are going against your employer. In fact, it means that you are using the process that has been laid out by your employer to make sure that you are getting compensated for an incident that was not your fault.
It is interesting to note that premiums written for workers compensation have remained steady in the past few years. This means that even though we are reading more reports about such incidents, companies are managing to get away with paying as little as they have always done in these cases. It is up to workers to fight for their rights. And the first step involves calling a lawyer. This first step will ensure that you are in a position to talk to an expert about your case. You can tell them about what happened and they can give you some advice about how to proceed. Then you will know whether you can arrange a settlement with your employer or whether you will have to go to court.