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Be Honest About Your Workplace Injury

Oct 18, 2017 | Workers' Compensation

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Workplace injuries can be painful, debilitating, and disabling. In fact, the pain or reduced range of motion you experience after your accident can be severe enough to keep you from returning to work for weeks or even months. Workers’ compensation is designed to provide a temporary replacement income to injured workers like you, but many people who get hurt on the job are denied the benefits they deserve.

At Stewart & Stewart, our Indiana workers’ compensation lawyers have helped many people just like you who were injured while working. Throughout our experience, we’ve found that victims who are honest from the moment their injuries occur are more likely to have their claims approved and get maximum compensation.

You can be honest about your workplace injury in these two ways:

  • Don’t exaggerate your injury. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to employees who suffer a variety of on-the-job injuries, provided their injuries prevent them from working. If you exaggerate the severity of your injury, you may jeopardize your chances of being approved for benefits—especially if a medical examination reveals you aren’t as seriously injured as you claim.
  • Don’t downplay your injury. Medical examinations can’t always detect lost range of motion or severe pain. Make sure that your employer, your doctor, and your attorney understand the severity of your injury. Downplaying the accident or trying to “work through” the pain can lead to complications, additional injuries, and the denial of your workers’ compensation claim.

Were you or someone you love recently hurt on the job? The lawyers at Stewart & Stewart are familiar with Indiana’s workers’ compensation system, and we want to help. Get in touch with us today—our consultations are always free.

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