Injured at work? Your Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyer can go over your options if you suffer an injury, such as a ruptured disc. Consider your expenses and the cost of treatment if you are injured.
There are also time limits to consider when you have been injured at work. Before you even file a claim, you first go to see a doctor because you have been experiencing back pain.
It may not be immediately evident if this was caused by work-related tasks because it could have developed over time. The constant and repetitive lifting or carrying may have been the cause, instead of a one-time event.
Eventually the doctor may diagnose a ruptured disc and determine it was caused by work. Because of the time in between, your employer or their insurance company may try to immediately deny your workers’ comp claim.
Although you may have notified your employer as soon as you knew of the injury, that passage of time could be used against you. It doesn’t mean you aren’t entitled to benefits, but it could mean a fight to get them.
Notifying your employer promptly is important. Even if you only have suspicions that your back pain is the result of work, share this and let him or her know that you plan on seeing a doctor.
Contacting Des Moines Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
So many things can potentially go wrong when you are pursuing compensation through a work injury claim. This is where you would benefit from the help of an attorney at Walker, Billingsley & Bair. Call us at our main number 888-435-9886, or at any one of our other offices – (Des Moines) (888) 435-9886, (Ankeny) 515-964-5664, (Marshalltown) 641-352-4747.
Our law firm also offers a FREE guide that can help answer some of the many questions you may have after suffering or developing a work injury or illness. Before you call, take the time to look through this book. It can explain some of the mistakes that claimants make and how you can avoid them.