Injured workers often receive their benefits quickly and without issue. Other times though, there are problems that can result in costly, vexing delays. Here are a few things that you can do to keep your claim on course and hopefully avoid any of these frustrating delays.
- Make sure that you keep a good record of everything for yourself. This includes accounts of all conversations, a detailed account of the injury, a copy of every form you fill out and email you send or receive, envelopes with postmarks as proof of timing and more. This way you don’t need to worry about being believed if an issue does arrive because you have concrete proof of what you say from every step along the way.
- Save all of your paystubs and time sheets from before your injury. This way you can show your income, days worked and time taken off to establish precedence.
- Record all out-of-pocket expenses with receipts if possible, including travel costs for medical appointments.
- Make sure you alert your Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney to any issues you see as soon as you are aware of them, even if they seem small to you at the time.