Things to avoid when Filing and Receiving for Worker’s Compensation Benefits

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Nov, 2015


When you finally begin to receive the worker’s compensation benefits that you want and need, they may seem untouchable. This is especially for the first several weeks when the checks are coming in. However, it is a good idea to consult with a California Workers Compensation Attorney to ensure that you are taking all the proper steps to keep the checks rolling in while you are still recovering. If you want to ensure the checks keep coming, then you need to abide by a few suggestions – which can be invaluable in many cases. If you choose to ignore them, you may find your benefits stop – completely.

   * Do not seek employment. It is essential not to seek employment with another employer while you are still receiving checks from your former employer. Even if the job you take requires little to no physical work, the law states that taking it while still receiving benefits is completely unacceptable.

   * Do not try to make things hard on your medical physician or your employer, since this may also compromise the benefits you receive. This does not mean that you have to agree to every suggestion for treatment, including surgical procedures, from your doctor; however, you have to abide by the laws when consulting with either of these parties.

   * Be sure that you apply for the workers compensation benefits as soon as you possibly can so that you don’t lose the ability to get the benefits. Also, let your employer know about the injury within a reasonable period of time – usually under 30 days.

If you fail to abide by the requirements that are found here, you may discover that you are not covered during your recovery period. Or, you may find that your benefits have been canceled. This can compromise your ability to get better and get over the injury while maintaining financial stability.

In most cases, your worker’s compensation lawyer will be able to help you better understand the requirements. They can help ensure that the benefits you need continue to roll in and that you are able to fully recover from the injury you suffered. While the requirements for receiving workers compensation may seem strict, they are designed to help ensure those who may not actually be injured do not receive the benefits, when they can in fact work.

If you are in need of benefits, or have questions about the workers compensation benefits you are currently receiving, it is imperative to contact a California Workers Compensation Attorney right away. Contact the Law Offices of Norman J. Homen to learn more.

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