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How Do I Maximize My Workers’ Comp Settlement?

Published on March 16th, 2023

Worker's Compensation Lawyers at The Crosby Law Firm Protect Your Workplace Rights

Getting injured at the workplace can result in a variety of unexpected challenges. From emergency room visits and ongoing doctors appointments, to physical therapy and even surgeries. The constant commuting while suffering from the pain of an injury is almost too much for anyone to bear.
Unfortunately, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier will do their best to ensure you don’t walk away with a large payout. However, these simple steps can help you build a strong case to get the compensation you deserve.

Steps to Increase Your Workers’ Compensation Settlement

Building a solid injury claim is critical to receiving fair compensation for work related injuries. Following these steps can help maximize your workers’ comp settlement.

  • Seek Medical Attention Immediately: Waiting to receive medical treatment gives the insurance company a reason to deny your claim.
  • Report Injury to Employer: Inform your employer of the injury immediately and fill out a Report of Injury form. If your employer does not have a Report of Injury form, you can use this standard form from OSHA.
  • File Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Immediately: You must file a workers’ comp claim in order to receive coverage for lost wages and related medical expenses.
  • Keep Detailed Files: Write down everything regarding your case including mileage to and from appointments, over the counter medications, parking lot fees, as well as dates, times, and destinations. Keep a written log of attempts to contact the insurance company, who you spoke to, and when.
  • Consult an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney: A skilled workers’ comp lawyer in Rockford from The Crosby Law Firm can take care of all the complex legalities related to your claim, and advocate for your case while you focus on healing.

Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Protect Your Workplace Rights

At The Crosby Law Firm, our knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys in Rockford, IL are experienced in navigating the complexities of the workers’ comp process and will fight for the financial compensation you are entitled to. With over 150 years of combined experience, our highly skilled lawyers represent everything from different types of premises liability cases , to tendonitis workers’ comp settlements.
Contact us at (815) 397-2006 today to request a free case evaluation.

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