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How To Seek Workers' Compensation Benefits

Although the purpose of the workers' compensation system is to protect and provide for workers who have been injured, it can be a complicated process to navigate. Just one mistake can lead to your claim being denied. To have the very best chance of obtaining the benefits that you need, a competent attorney is indispensable.

Let me, attorney Cameron D. Simpson, provide the experienced guidance you require. From my office in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, I represent construction workers, restaurant employees, factory workers, medical professionals, lawn care workers, department store employees and others throughout the area.

Following are several steps you can take to give yourself a better chance of getting compensated for your work-related injury or illness. You can also read a few frequently asked questions about workers' compensation.

Get Medical Care And Report Your Injury

Seek emergency medical attention, if appropriate. Then, report your injury to your employer within 30 days. If you don't report the injury immediately, insurers can claim that it wasn't very serious. If you are fired or laid off before you report the injury, it might be assumed that your claim is simply a vindictive act against the company.

It's important to give everyone, including medical personnel, the same account of how the accident occurred.

Document Your On-The-Job Injury

Witnesses to the injury can be invaluable in confirming your case, so get statements from them as soon as possible. Take pictures. Keep all of your medical records. Be sure that all records and paperwork related to the injury are thorough and well organized.

Get An Attorney On Your Side

The system is complex, and one mistake could jeopardize your entire case. Plus, even if you do everything right, insurers often deny legitimate claims. Let me guide you through these muddy waters. As your workers' compensation lawyer, I will personally do all the work on your case. I will read every medical record and write every letter. Because I am thorough, detailed and accurate, you can be sure your case is in good hands.

Call The Law Offices of Cameron D. Simpson, P.A., to set up a free consultation about your situation today: 850-659-6512. You can also reach me by email. Evening and weekend appointments are available.