Your 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.