Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Worker’s Comp Case – Part II
In Part 1 we discussed some mistakes that injured workers make that end up costing them money and benefits. Here are some additional common pitfalls to look out for:
Failing to Choose Your Own Doctor
Larger companies often have doctors on staff or retainer for employee injuries. However after a work injury, you have the right to select your own doctor, at the insurance company’s expense, even if the doctor is outside your regular insurance plan or network. If you choose to go to the doctor that your employer suggests, then you risk the possibility of an unfair or incomplete assessment of your injuries. The company-provided doctor may also feel pressured to send you back to work sooner, which may cause your injury to get worse or cause you to suffer a new one.
Failing to follow doctor’s orders
Another way your claim can be diminished or denied is by not following your doctor’s advice or treatment plan. In particular, go to doctor appointments that are set for you, including appointments for physical therapy. Missing appointments is a common mistake that can cause problems with claims.
Not Hiring the experienced work accident attorney
If you have been injured on the job, you need an experienced firm to protect your rights and level the playing field as you seek compensation from your employer and their insurance company.
No matter how nice an insurance adjuster appears to be, do not believe he has your best interests at heart. They work for the employer’s insurance company. If you have been injured at your place of work it is important to know your options in seeking legal action.
Finding an experienced work accident attorney is crucial when trying to seek compensation so that you can make sure that your rights are fully protected. In order to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the best outcome, make sure you have the help of an experienced Illinois workplace injury lawyer you deserve. Call us at (312) 726-5567 for a free consultation or contact us online.