Workers’ compensation laws vary from one state to another. It is a complicated process that requires you follow specific guidelines and adhere to strict statutes of limitations in order to have your Home Depot workers’ compensation claim approved.
You should consult with a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as you can after your accident.
What to Do If Injured While Working At Home Depot
If you have been hurt while working at Home Depot, your first step in getting your workers’ compensation claim filed is to report the injury to your employer. In most states, you have anywhere from three to 30 days to report the accident, but the earlier you report it the better off you will be.
Some states require that the incident be reported in writing, so be sure and follow state laws. You should also establish medical care as soon as possible, seeking medical treatment the same day. Failure to establish care will make it look as though your injuries aren’t that serious or might make it seem as though you weren’t hurt at work.
You will be asked to provide a statement about the accident for the accident report at Home Depot. You should be as detailed as possible. For example, you were working in the lumber department when you were loading lumber for a customer.
When you reached down to pick up some lumber, your back twisted and popped, leaving you with a sharp pain up the spine and tingling sensation in the legs. You should explain what you were doing, what happened, and your injuries in detail.
Filing Your Home Depot Workers’ Compensation Claim
At this point, you will need to start the process for filing for workers’ compensation at Home Depot. State laws do differ, but it involves completing a claim form and including supporting documentation, such as the accident report, and filing it with the proper entity.
Who you file the claim with varies, but it might be your employer, the state labor department, or the state workers’ compensation commission. You will need to file this before the deadline. Once again, state laws do set the deadlines, but you must usually file no later than 90 days to a year after you were injured.
Failure to meet the deadline will void your claim. A workers’ compensation lawyer can handle the workers’ compensation claim filing for you.
Consult with A Workers’ Compensation Attorney
To protect your rights and to ensure proper filing for workers’ compensation at Home Depot, you should consult with a workers’ compensation lawyer who handles workplace injury claims in your state.
Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to have your claim details reviewed by a lawyer who practices in your area.
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*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Home Depot or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.