Tips for Filing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation is insurance intended to provide financial assistance to you and your family after a work-related injury, but obtaining benefits can be complicated and confusing. A simple error on your claim can cost you the benefits you deserve. That’s why you should contact Michigan Injury Lawyers. We’ll guide you through the application process and do everything we can to protect your right to compensation.
Our Michigan workers’ compensation attorneys know the tricks that insurance companies and employers use to avoid paying your claim, and we’ll work hard to protect your best interests. Call (888) 454-0801 or complete our free initial consultation form today.
Don’t Risk Your Benefits
Getting the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve involves completing paperwork, gathering documentation, and negotiating with insurance companies when disputes arise. At Michigan Injury Lawyers, we want to help protect your rights to collect benefits. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of common errors people make when applying for workers’ compensation in Michigan:
- Give notice to your employer.
You must report your claim to your employer within 90 days after your injury occurs. In cases where symptoms aren’t immediately apparent, you have 90 days from when you discovered, or should have known about, your injury.
- File a claim within the statute of limitations.
You must make a claim for workers’ compensation benefits within two years of the date of your injury.
- Tell your doctor all the details of the accident.
Your doctor should understand that your injury is work related and how it happened. Detailed medical documentation is crucial in supporting your claim.
- Report an injury even if it seems minor.
Some workers may try to shake off a simple “knock on the head” by not reporting their work-related injuries, only to regret it later when medical problems arise.
- Find an experienced attorney.
Insurance companies are represented by lawyers who want to protect their interests. Our Michigan workers’ compensation lawyers want to help ensure your rights are protected.
At Michigan Injury Lawyers, we’ll give your workers’ compensation claim the personal attention it deserves. Our legal professionals will keep you updated on the status of your case, and we’ll call you back the same day you call us. Contact us today—we’ll fight for what’s best for you.