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What To Do After Filing For Workers Compensation From Your Employer

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When you're hurt on the job it's good to know that there are actions you can take to receive restitution for your injuries:  Filing workers compensation. The money that you receive from workers compensation allows you to take it easy while you recuperate so that your recovery can be as speedy as possible. If you've filed for workers compensation and are either in the process of waiting to receive the funds or have already received your first check there is still more to do. Here is a brief listing of the steps you should take after filing for workers compensation.

Be Very Careful With Social Media

Although you might view your social media pages as an outlet for you to give friends and family a glimpse into your personal life you still have to be extremely careful with what you choose to display there. 

Social media can be a bit of a two-edged sword. If you post a lot the information on your page it can serve as the proof necessary to verify the timeline you submitted on your workers compensation filing and make it that much easier for you to get a payout.

However, if you claim injuries that make it difficult for you to get around like you once did your social media pages can become a weapon against you. It's very easy to deny a claim if you happen to tag yourself having a great time on amusement park rides just days after saying that you were involved in a horrific workplace accident that left you needing a wheelchair just to get from one place to another.

Keep In Close Contact With An Attorney

Because workers compensation can be a bit precarious it's best to remain in close contact with a lawyer throughout the entire process. If at any point your claim is denied you'll be prepared to file a swift appeal so you won't have to go a long time without receiving the money necessary to handle your financial responsibilities. Attorneys also provide valuable counsel which can arm you with the knowledge you need to get everything you deserve for your pain and suffering.

Filing for workers compensation is truly the first step in the process. Once you've done this, it's time for you to do whatever it takes to verify your claim and make sure that your behavior remains consistent the entire time you are receiving the funds.


4 May 2019