Why Filling Out Your Workers’ Comp Paperwork on Your Own is a Bad Idea

  • Posted on: Apr 29 2020
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When you’ve been injured on the job, it’s time to file a workers’ compensation claim. This claim covers the cost of the treatment you need and provides financial assistance if you’re unable to return to work for an extended period of time. However, like all claims, your workers’ comp claim first must be approved by your local workers’ compensation board. If the claim is rejected, you can appeal, but during that time, you will be responsible for paying all of your medical bills. If you’re unable to work, you won’t have any money coming in during the appeals process, either.

Many Workers’ Comp Claims Are Denied Because of Incorrect Paperwork

One of the biggest reasons claims are denied is because the paperwork isn’t submitted correctly. These forms can be fairly complex, and if you’ve never filed a workers’ comp before, you may feel overwhelmed. This is why it’s important that you work with someone who understands the forms and the entire workers’ comp process.

Your Claim Must Be Submitted on Time

You need to understand exactly when your workers’ comp paperwork needs to be filed and what additional documentation needs to be turned in with it. If you miss your deadline, your entire claim may be dismissed without anyone even looking at it. Working with an expert will ensure you know when these deadlines are and that you have everything turned in on time.

Your Paperwork is Missing Additional Records or Information

Besides your application, you’ll need to have information from your doctors, witness testimony, and other information. All of these documents will need to be included with your application. In some cases, you may be asked to sign a document that allows the workers’ comp insurance agent and others involved to contact your doctor directly for information. If you miss signing this permission form, it can delay the entire process. Working with someone familiar with the process means you won’t miss these simple things. You’ll sign all the correct pages, initial where needed, and date everything correctly.

The team at Maximum Orthopedics has assisted many people with their workers’ comp paperwork. If you’re new to the process and need some help, contact them today.

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