Getting injured on the job is stressful, painful, and stressful. However, when a workplace injury is debilitating it becomes a lot harder. Filing a workers compensation claim for your on the job injury is a normal part of the process. However, in order to show the Social Security Administration that you’re eligible for disability benefits, you will have to provide proof. Proving your disability can be a bit tough which is why it may be a good idea to involve an attorney.
The injured employee will have to prove that the employee/employer relationship existed at the time of the injury. It may seem like this is a pretty simple task, but in some cases, this could be very difficult because employers may claim you are not an employee, but instead a freelancer or independent contractor. You must prove that you were hurt on the job, and the injury you sustained must be one that qualifies for benefits. You will have to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident on the job and not an accident that happened off-site. Your notification to your employer will have to have been within the limits of the Workers Compensation Act.
It is important to make sure you have all of your documents together and in one place. It may also be smart to seek a statement from your doctor regarding your medical condition. If it feels like your employer’s insurance company is against you, it may be time to involve an attorney. At Franco Law Firm we can help you along the way. To learn more about workers compensation claims and to schedule a free consultation, please call us at (813) 872-0929.