Great Ways to Perfectly Ruin a Case
It’s easy to assume that it’s over once your worker’s compensation checks start coming in. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Once your checks start coming in, that is when your guard should be at the highest. We’re here to get you the compensation you need and make sure you keep getting compensated long after the verdict, until you’re ready to return to work, if you can. That being said, what are some blunders that can get your workman’s compensation checks revoked? Let us advise you.
Don’t Try to Work on Disability – Even if a job requires little to no physical activity or exertion on your part, it’s against the law to be employed at any establishment while receiving checks from your former employer for temporary total disability. Even if the two jobs are completely unrelated physically, the law does not distinguish between the two, and you are putting your workman’s compensation benefits and payments at risk, so don’t even try it.
Don’t Argue Too Much – It’s hard when you’re injured to cooperate with someone, especially if it’s a company doctor and you feel like the legitimacy of your claim is being questioned. Try not to make things difficult for your primary care physician or any other authorized physician working with you. You do not have to agree and sign up for every single suggestion they make, like elective surgeries or other treatments. However, make sure you review the laws associated with your worker’s compensation and talk to us if you have to. Being difficult with the people on your case will not work in your favor.
File Your Claim Quickly – If you’re injured at work, it’s extremely important for you to report this injury to your employer within 30 days. Failure to do this will jeopardize the claim in court, regardless of any negligence that may have occurred. Georgia law states that you then have to apply for workman’s compensation benefits within a year of your injury.
These are just a few tips that will keep your benefits secure for some time to come. We want to share some of our knowledge with you as work related injury lawyers in Athens, GA and many other regions. Don’t stop here— visit our website and contact us today for more information on how you can protect your benefits.