The biggest problem that will sink a Workers’ Compensation claim is the lack of documentation at the time of the injury.
This means things like medical reports that do not include information on the work injury, such as how it happened and what body parts were injured.
Medical reports that say “no known cause of injury” will destroy your case.
The medical reports should record “fell at work and injured his knee and back” to help your case.
Go to the doctor right away.
Waiting to go to the doctor will kill your case.
The other problem is no accident or injury report completed at the time of injury.
Make an accident report immediately.
Be sure that you keep a copy of the report so it does not mysteriously disappear when you need it.
Keep track of the names and contact information of any witnesses to your work accident.
Trials usually do not happen until several years after your injury so witnesses may disappear.
Following these tips will take away many of the defenses Workers’ Compensation insurance companies use to defeat work injury claims.
The Arbitrator assumes that if you were injured on the job there will be a paper trial proving how the accident happened and what body parts you injured.
Make it easy on yourself and the Arbitrator to rule in your favor.
Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.