Important Tips About Workers' Comp

Always Keep Good Records 
You will fill out and receive many forms and other documents throughout the workers' compensation claims process.

Keep copies of everything, including envelopes showing postmarks!

 

  • Keep notes of all discussions with the people involved in your claim.
     

  • Keep track of your medical condition and how it affects your ability to work.
     

  • Request in writing that the claims administrator give you copies of all medical reports and other documents.
     

  • Save pay stubs and time sheets before and after your injury showing your income, the dates you worked, and when you were off work.
     

  • Keep records of any out-of-pocket expenses that workers’ compensation could cover (like prescriptions or travel costs to medical appointments).

Fast Facts 

  • Medical care must be paid for by your employer if you get hurt on the job—whether or not you miss time from work.
     

  • You may be eligible to receive benefits even if you are a temporary or part-time worker.
     

  • You may be covered by workers’ compensation as an employee even if you are called an “independent contractor.”
     

  • You don’t have to be a legal resident of the United States to receive most workers’ compensation benefits.
     

  • You receive benefits no matter who was at fault for your job injury.
     

  • You can’t sue your employer for a job injury (in most cases).
     

  • It’s illegal for your employer to punish or fire you for having a job injury or for requesting workers’ compensation benefits when you believe your injury was caused by your job.

The laws and procedures in workers’ compensation are complicated. What applies to another injured worker may not apply to you. Learn more about your rights and don’t hesitate to ask questions.

 

Schedule a free, easy to use, and secure video call consultation with an experienced workers compensation attorney from Reyes & Associates today. We take pride in providing clear answers.

Our job is to protect your rights, plan a strategy for your case, gather information to support your claim, keep track of deadlines, and represent you in hearings before a workers’ compensation judge.