I Was Injured At Work. What Next?
If you were hurt in a sudden accident on the job, or if years of demanding labor has led to a disability, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, Wisconsin law requires you to follow strict procedures before your claim can be approved. A seemingly innocent mistake can delay or ruin your chances of getting compensation for your work-related injury or illness.
Since 1953, Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C., has represented the injured in workers’ compensation matters in the Fox River Valley. Our firm has handled thousands of claims and appeals on behalf of our clients. We know the process and can help you get your rightful benefits as soon as possible.
What Is My Next Move After A Workplace Injury?
Here are the steps to take after you injured at work:
- Report the injury to your supervisor as soon as possible. You must make this report and have a limited time to do so to start the workers’ comp claim process.
- Get examined by a doctor and follow all recommended treatments, possibly including surgery, medication and physical therapy.
- Hire an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to represent you, whether you need to make a claim or appeal a rejected claim.
Getting approved for benefits is not easy, even when your injury seems clearly work-related. Most claims get rejected, but you have the right to appeal. One of our attorneys will use your medical records and other evidence to show that you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. We know the system and the best methods to get a rejected claim overturned, so you will not have to worry about paying your bills while you are unable to work.
Discuss Your Claim With An Attorney
Workers’ compensation advice and advocacy from an established legal professional makes the process much easier and more efficient. To schedule a confidential consultation with a Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C., attorney, call our Appleton office at 920-949-0925.