workers’ compensation claim is important to ensure that you and your family receive the financial
support you need while you recover from your work-related injuries. These
claims can drag on for months, though, which can be frustrating when you
need relief quickly. Here are some things you can do to move your case
along more quickly.
Hire a Lawyer
An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help your case
immensely. They will provide knowledge and experience to make sure your
case is filed correctly and any relevant documents or records are filed
as well. The insurance company is also more likely to take your case seriously
when you have a lawyer helping you.
Don’t Reschedule Appointments
You will need to attend appointments with your doctors, medical exams with
the insurance company’s doctor, mediations, depositions, and other
necessary events. Because of the large number of schedules you will need
to work with and appointments you will need to attend, it is best to avoid
rescheduling appointments. You may not be able to schedule a new appointment
for several weeks, and it is possible that other meetings rely on information
from the rescheduled appointment, which can delay your case considerably.
If you are willing to settle your case and compromise on the amount, you
can receive payment sooner. You should still wait for a fair settlement
amount, but you may choose to accept a lower amount than your case could
merit. Don’t hold out for an unreasonable settlement amount, but
do talk with your lawyer about what a fair amount would be for your settlement.
If you have been injured while on the job, don’t hesitate to get
in touch with our Cobb County
workers’ compensation attorneys. You deserve compensation, and our experienced team at
Chestnut & Beller will be with you every step of your case. Let us help you in this difficult time.
Contact our offices by calling (770) 285-5542 to schedule a
free case evaluation.