A workers compensation claim is something you will want to consider filing if you have suffered an injury on the job that could've otherwise been prevented. In this situation, you want to be sure that your workers compensation claim is paid so that you are fairly compensated for any time you have missed from work, medical bills you had to pay, and more. Here are four tips to help ensure that this is made possible:

  1. Report the Injury Right Away: Once you have suffered an injury while at work, it's important that you report the injury right away. If you wait too long, your claim can be denied. This is usually because at this point it's more difficult to prove that the injury was not the result of some other incident. Definitely be sure to report the injury within the first 30 days. 
  2. Get Witnesses: Once you have been injured on the job, it's also important to gather witnesses. You should know their names and their contact number should your workers compensation attorney want to get in contact with them. Having witnesses is a great way to ensure that your case has someone to testify for you if your case is being questioned for whatever reason.
  3. Don't Miss Doctor Appointments: After you have suffered from your injury, don't miss any doctor appointments. This can definitely be held against you and make it appear as if your injuries are being fabricated. Whenever a doctor appointment is scheduled, be sure that it is during a time and day when you are able to be there.
  4. Sign a Limited Medical Authorization Form: A limited medical authorization form ensures that your employer's insurance company is not able to gain access to any of your medical records that are not directly relevant to the case. This ensures that they are not using any past medical treatments against your current case. The problem with the insurance company having access to previous medical records is that they can say that some of your current injuries are a result of those previous medical problems.

When you follow these four tips, you can be sure that you are much more likely to win your case and receive fair workers compensation. Be sure that you have a workers compensation attorney by your side, as well to ensure that all forms related to the case are being filled out on time and correctly. To find out more, speak with a business like Hardee and Hardee LLP.