September 27, 2017
Most businesses in Indiana have workers’ compensation coverage for their employees through the Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana. As an accident insurance program, the system is designed to pay employees medical, rehabilitation, and income benefits if they get hurt on the job.
Workers’ compensation is available to employees of any company that’s required to purchase the insurance, but some employees who get hurt on the job unknowingly jeopardize their chances of receiving benefits.
At Stewart & Stewart, we’ve helped many hurt workers get benefits over the years, and we know that it’s possible to maximize your chances of approval by avoiding these common mistakes:
- Waiting too long to report your accident or injury – Being approved for benefits requires conclusive evidence that your injury happened at work. If you wait too long, evidence can disappear and it can be more difficult to link your injury with a work-related accident.
- Exaggerating or lying about your injury – There’s no reason to exaggerate, embellish, or lie about your injuries or their severity. Many injuries can keep workers off the job for long periods of time, but lying about any aspect of your injuries or the accident can make you ineligible for benefits.
When it comes to getting workers’ compensation benefits, being prompt and being honest throughout every step of the process are essential. Our Indiana workers’ compensation lawyers can further maximize your chances of getting the benefits you deserve, but you need to act fast. Call today for a free consultation, and let us start working on your behalf.