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Handy Guide to Win a Worker’s Compensation Case

Employers provide Workers' compensation for you in the event you suffer from an injury on the job. This insurance covers your medical bills and living expenses. Although the conditions for receiving these benefits are fairly clear, it's not always easy to get full benefits even when the evidence is obviously in your favor.

Here are some details to know in case you are involved in an accident at work:

Follow Guidelines Carefully 

The guidelines for receiving Workers’ compensation benefits are very rigid, so you cannot afford to take them lightly. You will need to document your injury thoroughly in order to prove your case. The injury almost always must be work-related, which means it occurred as a result of activity associated with your employment. Here are the steps you need to take to make sure that your case avoids delays and other problems

  1. Notify your employer immediately about your injury.
  2. Obtain a statement with names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses.
  3. Get professional medical attention as soon as possible.
  4. Take several photos of the injury, regardless of what appears on X-rays.
  5. Document details of the incident, including witnesses in writing and submit it to your supervisor.
  6. Notify the steward of your union.
  7. Store medical information from your doctor in a binder.
  8. Follow your doctor’s instructions completely.
  9. Take an independent medical exam (IME).
  10. Seek an experienced Workers’ compensation attorney.

What To Do Next 

Contact Gaylord & Nantais to discuss the details of your situation and to ask questions for a deeper understanding of Workers’ compensation. The team has a solid track record at winning maximum settlements for their clients. Keep in mind that each state has its own rules about Workers’ compensation, which is one of the main reasons you should talk with attorneys who practice law in your state. They can also assist you in filing the necessary paperwork to get you started.


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Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais is the Co- owner of Gaylord & Nantais, a legal firm specializing in workers’ compensation, in the state of California. This firm deals in getting hearing loss compensation and work related injuries compensation for those who have worked in the state of California. With his sincere efforts, Thomas is committed to meet the highest standards of the legal industry, and aims to provide the clients with an honest and aggressive representation.

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