What are some ways you could derail your workers’ comp claim?

On Behalf of | Mar 29, 2023 | Workers' Compensation |

Workers’ compensation has many rules that you must follow. If you fail to abide by a regulation, workers’ compensation could deny your claim or stop your benefits.

There are several important points you should know to help you avoid any issues with filing your claim and receiving the benefits rightfully owed to you.

Filing deadlines

Before you ever make a claim, you could make a misstep that gets you a denial. Part of the process is the requirement to report your injury to your employer. You must do this within 30 days of the injury occurring or you becoming aware of it. Workers’ compensation can deny your claim if you do not do this within the 30-day limit.

You have longer to file the claim. You must do that within two years.

Location of filing

To file, you must complete the Claim for Benefits form. You will turn this in to the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Do not give it to your employer. You need to deliver it to the commission in person, online or by mail or fax.

Emergency medical care process

When you have to get medical care right away due to the injury, you should make sure you tell providers that this is a workers’ compensation situation from an on-the-job injury. Doing this will greatly help get the billing to the right place and help prevent any confusion that could result in unpaid bills.

It is essential when you receive instructions from workers’ compensation that you follow them. You need to stay on top of everything and meet all deadlines to avoid any issues.