Workers’ compensation considers many factors when determining whether or not to approve claims.
Providing an accurate picture of your injuries, your treatment and how those injuries will affect your life will help your chances of getting your claim approved.
Description of the incident
Notify your supervisor after any injury at work. Seek emergency treatment first if needed, but report your injury to your supervisor as soon as possible after that. Provide clear details about the injuries you suffered and how they occurred so your employer can provide a First Report of Injury form.
A medical diagnosis is an essential factor in deciding workers’ compensation claims. Seek treatment after your injury and request an official report of your diagnosis.
Medical documentation of treatment
When you file a workers’ comp claim, provide medical documentation of all treatment for your injury or occupational disease. From the initial emergency room or doctor visit after the injury through all follow-up treatment. Documentation of the treatment you received, as well as the financial cost of the treatment, are factors in deciding your claim.
Details about recovery and disability
Provide details about your expected recovery, how long you will be out of work and if you have a permanent disability that prevents you from returning to your original position.
Provide as much information as possible when you file a workers’ comp claim. Depending on the severity of your injuries and your expected recovery, benefits that might be available include medical benefits, wage loss, compensation for loss of use of body parts, disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation and death and dependency benefits.