Worker’s Comp Claim: Your Next Step
Getting hurt on the job is the last thing anyone wants to happen. But having to go through the claims process can make a difficult situation even worse. If you’re fortunate your employer is not denying the claim and you are receiving benefits included payment of all medical expenses. But unfortunately, this is not always the case. There are times when legal representation is necessary.
A competent and experienced Des Moines injury lawyer can help to navigate these foreign waters and guide you towards a good result.
Often overlooked is the question about whether a 3rd party is actually responsible for your work-related injury. In those situations, thorough investigation is required. If a 3rd party actually caused your injury the compensation potential is greatly increased. Instead of being limited to the compensation model for damages under workers compensation laws you could be entitled to the full array of compensation available to any other personal injury victim.
Important first steps to filing a worker’s compensation claim include notifying your employer of the claim in writing and filling out an unofficial worker’s compensation claim form, which will most likely be given to you by your employer. You also need to make sure that you keep records that are as detailed as possible about any medical treatment that you are receiving for the injury in question.
If you are in need of a Des Moines injury lawyer, you should consider working with Attorney Timm Reid of Reid Law Firm. His firm has plenty of experience when it comes to working with worker’s compensation claims. They will have the expertise and experience to be able to answer any questions you might have and help you with your claim.
Contact our office today to discuss your case and determine the next best step for you.