From slip-and-fall accidents to moving heavy equipment the wrong way, a number of things can go wrong at the workplace. Have you suffered from a workplace injury that has you on the sidelines? If you are unable to work, you may need to hire a Marion County workers compensation attorney. Here’s how you can make his or her job easier and make it more likely that you’ll get the compensation you deserve.
File Right Away
it is important to file as soon as possible. The sooner you file your claim and secure a workers’ compensation attorney, the better. Even with an attorney, the process is often long, so waiting to file means waiting for the compensation you need.
Follow Doctors’ Orders
When filing a workers’ compensation claim, it is very important to follow the order of any doctors or therapists. If you don’t, it could your Marion County workers’ compensation attorney’s job harder. Remember, workers’ compensation is meant to be temporary. The goal is to get you back to work, so attending your appointments, taking the prescribed medication, and completing any assigned rehabilitation tasks is essential.
Keep Accurate Records
Your attorney’s job will be easier when he or she has all the necessary paperwork. From the very moment of the injury, it is important to keep accurate records. Keep your own copy of the incident report and original claim, but focus even more on medical records. Your bills, prescription slips, discharge papers, and anything else provided by hospitals, doctors, or specialists prove that you truly needed treatment and were unable to work during your injury.
If you were injured on the job, don’t wait to hire a workers compensation attorney in Marion County. Contact the Law Office of JW Chalkley III, PA at (866) 629-7511 or fill out the online contact form.