How Do I File An Injury Lawsuit Against Work?

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If your employer denied your workers’ compensation claim but you were injured on the job you may be able to file an injury lawsuit against work.

Anytime you are injured at work your employer is required to file a workers’ compensation claim on your behalf so that your medical expenses and other expenses are paid.

You are entitled to have any expenses related to your workplace injury paid including medical bills, physical therapy, medical equipment, and lost wages.

How Do I File an Injury Lawsuit Against Work?

The first step in recovering any money owed to you because of a workplace injury is to file a workers’ compensation claim. To do that you need to follow these steps when the injury occurs:

First you should get medical attention. It doesn’t matter whether the injury is serious or not, you need a medical report to document the injury and start the timeline and paper trail for the injury.

Always get medical attention right away. One of the biggest mistakes people make is not getting medical attention because they don’t think their injury is that bad. Don’t make that mistake.

Then make sure that your manager fills out an incident or injury report. They should give you a copy of this but it they don’t ask for one. You need your own copies of any documents.

Also you should gather as much evidence at the time of the accident as you can. It will be a big help to your claim if you have photos or videos of the work site where the injury occurred. When you file your claim it should include evidence of the accident and your expenses like:

  • Photos or video of the site where the accident occurred.
  • Photos or video of your injuries.
  • Witness statements
  • Medical bills
  • Ambulance bills
  • Medication copays
  • Physical therapy bills
  • Lab work copays or bills
  • Over the counter medication costs
  • ACE bandages or other bandages and medical supplies
  • Crutches and all medical equipment
  • Physical therapy
  • Pay stubs showing your lost wage value

After you have filed your claim it may be denied, or your employer may not actually submit it to their insurance company. If either one of those things happen you can file an injury lawsuit to make sure that your expenses are paid.

Filing an injury lawsuit is a big step, but it’s one you’re entitled to take if your initial workers’ compensation claim is denied or if your employer refuses to submit your claim for workers’ compensation.

Get Help Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

It’s important to get all the details right when you file a workers’ compensation claim. The claim must include all of your expenses and evidence showing exactly what you paid as well as the value of things like lost wages.

It’s a good idea to talk to an attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation claims to make sure that your claim has everything it needs to be approved before you submit it. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation and you can talk to an experienced attorney today about your workers’ comp claim.