Anytime someone is injured at their workplace, employers are required to report the incident, or file the claim, with their insurance carrier—the carrier is then responsible for making the “Employer’s First Report” to the Alabama Worker’s Compensation (WC) division.
Keeping the workplace safe, and making sure injured workers are cared for and provided with just compensation is the main mandate of the WC division:
“The main function of the Division is to ensure proper payment of compensation benefits along with necessary medical attention to employees injured on the job or their dependents in case of death. Information and services are also provided to claimants, employers, insurance companies, attorneys, judges, legislators, labor and management groups, government agencies and other parties. “
When needed, what are the steps in filing a workman’s compensation claim? The reporting process, starting with the employee’s statement, normally evolves in a fairly straightforward manner with any prescribed medical treatment, as well as compensation, occurring in a timely manner.
But what if your injury was a serious one and you don’t feel you’re getting the medical treatment you should be getting?
Or, the compensation you were expecting from the WC division didn’t materialize quickly, or the amount was not sufficient to cover your expenses?
Worse, maybe your claim was completely denied and you just don’t know how to go about battling the bureaucracy to have your file reconsidered; delays mean unpaid medical bills and untold frustration.
If you feel you’re getting unfair consideration for any occupational injury or health issue, then it will be well worth your health to call the law firm of Noel B. Leonard, LLC.
Contact us today to make sure your case is getting the right deliberation you deserve.