Workers’ Compensation is precious to individuals that suffer an injury while in the course of their employment. The key to having success with a workers’ compensation claim is to understand essential strategies so as to avoid common pitfalls. If you suffer an injury while in the course of your employment, be sure to review the critical suggestions below:
Remember These 3 Recommendations if You Are Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
The Sooner You Report, the Better
You need to report any work-related injury as soon as practical after it has occurred. Be sure to report your injury to a supervisor or other employer management as soon as possible to have the best results. Make sure that if you are asked to write any report for your employer, to make it clear, concise and accurate. Also be sure to keep a copy of any such report for your records.
Documentation Will Help Your Case
Documentation is critical with workers’ compensation cases. If you have photographs, video footage, witness accounts, proof of violating health and safety regulations, you will have a stronger claim to recover damages.
Determining Whether the Accident Occurred in the Scope of Your Employment
One issue to be careful about is whether you were injured while in the course of your employment. This is often times a legal determination that requires the assistance of a lawyer. You need to present this evidence properly so that you will be able to demonstrate that your accident was caused while you were in the course of your employment.
There is no need to show any negligence at all to prevail with a workers’ compensation claim in Massachusetts. So long as you have been injured while in the course of your employment, you will be covered.
Have You Recently Been Injured while in the Course of your Employment?
If you suffer an injury from an accident while working on Cape Cod, it is wise to speak to an attorney before proceeding with your claim. A skilled Cape Cod Workers Comp attorney at Goldberg & Weigand, LLP will have many years of experience representing claims related to workplace injuries located all over the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and can help you as well. If you have been injured and need to proceed with a workers’ compensation claim, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling (508) 775-9099 for a complimentary initial consultation.