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Count On Compassionate Guidance After A Work Injury
If you were injured at work, the lawyers at Butts & Johnson, in California, will aggressively use their decades of combined experience, attentive personal service and reputation for results to protect your rights. We have dedicated ourselves to serving the San Jose area, and we want you to know how to begin fighting for your optimal compensation.
What To Do After Receiving A Workplace Injury
What you should and should not do immediately following your work injury can be crucial to obtaining compensation.
Here are some steps you can take to ensure your claim is as strong as possible and obtain maximum compensation:
- Report the injury to your employer — Your workers’ compensation claim will begin once your employer files a claim with their insurance company. Reporting your claim as soon as possible is crucial to obtaining timely compensation.
- Promptly seek medical attention — Do not take any chances when it comes to your health. Even if you believe your injury is minor, having medical documentation of your injury is essential, and you may be able to prevent the injury from becoming more serious.
- Wait to make a statement — After your injury, you will be contacted by a representative from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. Your statement can be used against you to deny your claim. Seeking legal advice ahead of time can help protect your rights.
- Call a lawyer — Workers’ compensation laws are complex. Obtaining benefits is not automatic after you file a claim. An attorney can be your legal advocate to help you obtain maximum compensation.
- Follow work restrictions — If your doctor believes that continuing with your daily work activities could worsen your injury, do not stray from their instructions. Your injury may worsen if exacerbated and recovering quickly is key.
- Attend all scheduled medical appointments — Stay committed to your treatment plan and your recovery by attending all medical appointments or rescheduling them in a timely manner.
- Attend required hearings and attorney meetings — If your presence is required at a meeting with your lawyer or before the court, making an effort to attend is of the utmost importance. If you cannot attend, notify your attorney as soon as possible.
Insurers Are Not On Your Side, Hire Someone Who Is
Your livelihood is at stake. Take control of your case.
Speak to one of our experienced San Jose workplace injury attorneys at Butts & Johnson. Call 408-293-4818, or send us a message. Our contingency fee policy means that you do not pay unless we win your case.