What Should I Do Immediately After A Workplace Injury?
After a workplace injury, the first step is to seek medical attention and inform your employer of the accident. Then, in order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, the injury needs to be filed with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) by you, your employer or physician. After your incident is registered with the BWC, there is a hearing in which BWC attorneys convene to either contest or approve workers’ compensation claims. Even if your claim is not contested, it is advised that you seek out a workers’ compensation attorney to guide you through the complicated process.
Essentially, providing workers’ compensation coverage costs your employer and the BWC a lot of money. As such, the workers’ compensation providers are often looking for reasons to deny coverage to injured workers. For example, a firefighter based out of Evansville, Indiana experienced a near-fatal allergic reaction while responding to a fire in June of 2013. The victim, who had over 25 years of public service experience, was denied workers’ compensation coverage. On Monday, January 27, the victim said at the Evansville City Council meeting, “[t]his is workman’s comp. There’s no doubt. I was on a fire truck. I was prepared to fight a fire if necessary, risk my life to save someone or their property when this happened to me.”
I Was Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits. What Can I Do?
If you have been injured in a workplace accident and need compensation for your injuries, our national workers’ compensation attorneys can guide you through the complicated process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. The Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC legal team has over 80 years of combined experience aggressively defending the rights of injured workers and whistleblowers. For more information about how we can help your particular case, contact us. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at (614) 221-7548.
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