If you’ve sustained injuries from an accident, you may be entitled to compensation, especially if the accident was caused by another person’s negligence.
The process of filing an injury compensation claim can depend on a number of things. If the accident happened at work, then you may receive worker’s compensation to cover medical expenses and lost wages. For car accidents, the claim would be filed with your insurance carrier. In extreme cases, suing the negligent party may be necessary to collect the compensation you deserve.
Steps to a successful claim
To get compensation, you’ll need proof of your injuries. It’s important that certain steps be taken as soon as possible after an accident:
- Gather evidence. For any type of claim, it’s important to gather as much supporting evidence as you can find. If there are witnesses, get their names and contact information. If possible, take photos of the accident scene and any injuries you sustained.
- Report the accident immediately. Depending on the nature of the accident, you may report to the police, sheriff, or another law enforcement agency. If you were injured on the job, you should notify your employer. Don’t wait to do this!
- Get documentation. You should get copies of any reports filed, as well as any medical records. You’ll need these to prove your injuries.
If you’re filing a worker’s compensation claim, you won’t have to prove negligence on the part of your employer. However, you’ll still have to prove that you were injured on the job, so it’s important that you follow these steps for any kind of injury.
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Katherine has helped many people get the compensation they deserve after an accident. Whether it’s a worker’s compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit, she can provide expert legal guidance and support.
The days and weeks following an accident can leave you feeling buried in paperwork, on top of any physical injuries you may have. But you don’t have to do it alone. Katherine can guide you through every step of the process.
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