Facts About Workers Compensation Claims

Getting injured on the job happens quite frequently, which is why many employers keep an eye out for workplace injuries and often do not take them seriously. It is important that you take your own workplace injury seriously, meaning to seek medical treatment right away and to know your options for workplace injury compensation. Your best bet is to consult a workers compensation attorney, so that you do not miss any of the necessary deadlines or pieces of information needed for a successful claim.

What Are Come Common Workplace Accidents?

Obviously, every job has its own set of hazards, dependent on the type of work done there, the type of equipment used, and the job’s safety standards. While there are laws in place designed to keep all workers safe, not all employers take the seriously or remain up-to-date on changes to safety laws. If you know of safety violations at your job, you should keep track of them, especially should the unfortunate happen. Some common workplace injuries are:

  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Muscle and tendon injuries
  • Internal bleeding

What Should You Do After a Workplace Accident?

Step one is always to let your employer know that the accident has occurred, and make sure they document the injury as well. Contact RS Law next so that we can help you file your workers compensation claim. Visit your doctor for evaluation and to make sure all of your medical needs are met. If necessary – should your claim be denied – we can also appeal your workers compensation case, to push for reconsideration of your workplace injury claims.

What Is Covered By Workers Compensation?

Workers compensation covers a wide array of possible compensation types, among them medical and monetary, all depending on what your injuries require. In California and Arizona, it is required that workers compensation include compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Medical care continuing after the injury

How Soon Should I File a Workers Compensation Claim?

The short answer is: as soon as possible. Most employers and their insurance companies take their time and will make attempts to delay or reject any workers compensation claims in their efforts to save money. An attorney who specializes in workers comp claims will know how best to organize the time and your documentation to get the best possible chance of winning your workers compensation case and getting you the compensation you deserve for the injuries which you incurred while on the job.


Meeting deadlines and keeping a paper trail are just two elements to a successful workers compensation claim. Timeliness is the other big factor. Since employers are motivated to fight any workers compensation claims to avoid payout or increased insurance premiums, fighting workers compensation on your own is not always the best bet. Having an experienced team on your side allows you the opportunity to deal with your life while they do the organizing for you.

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