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When to File Workers’ Compensation | Wettermark Keith

When to File Workers’ Compensation

No one expects to get injured while on the job, but unfortunately, it does happen.  If you have experienced a workplace injury, you may need to file a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits for your injury. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can assist you with the best legal advice and assistance through all steps of the process. 

How Long Do I Have to File My Claim?

Each state has specific statute of limitations rules for filing a workers’ compensation claim. The state of Tennessee allows one year from the date of your injury, or from the date the last benefit is paid to file your claim. The Alabama workers’ compensation laws allow 2 years from your date of injury, or from the date the last TTD (commonly called a “work comp check”) was issued.  In the state of Florida you are allowed 2 years from the date you are involved in a workplace injury to be eligible for workers’ comp benefits. Wettermark Keith has offices in these three states, with decades of experience with the best resources for your case. It is important that you understand the laws related to workers’ compensation for your state. The lawyers at Wettermark Keith can provide you with the best legal advice for your case, and assist you through every step. 

Should I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim? 

Any workplace injury that requires additional medical attention after initial first-aid treatment, should be filed as a claim. It is important that you notify your employer immediately after your injury, so that it can be reported to the insurance company. A delay in reporting can not only limit you from receiving workers’ comp benefits, but it could potentially harm the employer for not reporting your injury within a certain time frame. When you file your workers’ compensation claim, you can be expected to provide this type of information: 

  • Date of injury
  • Name and contact information of any witnesses
  • Photos of injury
  • Where at work did the injury happen
  • What caused the injury

What to Do After a Workplace Injury?

When an accident happens at work that causes a serious injury, you should do the following, if possible:

  • Report the accident and your injuries to your employer
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible

It is important that you do these things immediately after you have been injured on the job. You do not want to decrease your chances of receiving the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

See also: WHAT DOES A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER DO?

Wettermark Keith: Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

The lawyers at our firm have had thousands of successful workers’ compensation cases. We  understand that this can be difficult while you may be injured, we want our clients to focus on a successful recovery throughout the process. This is why we choose to operate on a no fee guarantee basis: if we do not win your case, you don’t owe us anything. If you have endured a workplace injury and need to file your claim, contact our lawyers at one of the following locations:

Reach out to the location closest to you for a free consultation.


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