How To Seek Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Although the purpose of the workers’ compensation system is to protect and provide for injured workers, 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 lawyer is indispensable.
Let The Law Offices of Cameron D. Simpson, P.A., provide the guidance you require. From our office in Fort Walton Beach, we represent construction workers, restaurant employees, factory workers, medical professionals, department store employees and more throughout Florida.
Following are several steps you can take to give yourself a better chance of being 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 us guide you through these muddy waters.
Attorney Cameron Simpson will personally do all the work on your case. She will read every medical record and write every letter. Due to her thorough, detailed and accurate work, you can be sure your case is in good hands.
Evening and weekend appointments are available. We work throughout Okaloosa County, Santa Rosa County, Escambia County, Bay County and Walton County.