Workers compensation insurance carriers often deny workers cases because they aren’t reported on time. Don’t let this happen to you! If you are injured at work, notify your supervisor and it is a good idea to notify more than one person. Why should you tell your employer immediately when you are hurt? First, the law requires you to do so. Second, insurance companies can more successfully deny claims when they are reported days after the injury happens.
The lawyers at Wyskiel, Boc Tillinghast & Bolduc, PA can help you understand why reporting a work injury is so important. Attorney Tom Ferrini has 30 years’ worth of experience in workers compensation cases and can help you get the results you need, whether it is dealing with the insurance carrier or in a hearing at the New Hampshire Department of Labor.
Tom says injured workers often decide to “not report it until after the weekend” because they hope it will go away. That is fine if it does go away, but if it doesn’t, failing to report your work injury can create problems because the insurance companies will say that the report is somehow dishonest. Even if this is wrong, it can be difficult to explain waiting to report an injury when you are trying to get benefits at a workers’ compensation hearing at the Department of Labor. If this happens, try to remember if any of your co-workers observed the injury because that may help you establish your claim.
Remember, the best way to insure you can receive workers compensation benefits for you and your family is to make sure your report it immediately and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Doing this will make it much more difficult for an insurance carrier to say you do not have a work related injury.
Attorney Tom Ferrini can use his many years of experience in workers compensation cases to help you make informed choices when you have been hurt at work.