There are many common mistakes in a workers’ comp claim that could make it difficult to recover damages. Anyone injured at the workplace in Massachusetts deserves to be compensated, and the experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young do not want to see you make costly mistakes that could have otherwise been easily avoided. Contact our office today for knowledgeable legal advice.
Common Mistakes in a Workers’ Comp Claim | Reporting an Injury Too Late
A question that comes up a lot with clients is, “Can your claim be denied if you don’t file a claim in time?” The insurance company can deny your claim, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a claim. You can file a claim with the Department of Industrial Accidents and bring your claim before a judge. The judge will decide whether or not your claim needs to be paid. It’s best to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer and discuss with them what you need to do to get your claim filed.
Common Mistakes in a Workers’ Comp Claim | Not Seeing a Doctor Immediately
I got a call from a gentleman the other day who was in the union and he wanted to know if he would have to see a company doctor on a workers’ compensation injury claim. Under Massachusetts workers’ compensation law in most cases, you don’t have to go to a particular doctor or a company doctor. There are some situations where unions will make agreements that you see their doctor first, but that’s the exception to the rule. If you have questions, you should speak to a workers’ compensation attorney who handles workers’ comp in Massachusetts, to get the answers to those questions.
Avoiding these mistakes that will make a claim difficult is your first step to receiving workers’ compensation. We can handle the rest. Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers.