When does one become eligible to file a workers’ comp claim?
According to legal editor Bethany Laurence, one may file a workers’ compensation claim as soon as the person injures themselves on the job or when the person begins to develop an illness that is work-related.
It becomes a disadvantage if a worker prolongs or delays the filing of the claim in the sense that the worker’s compensation insurance carrier may already deny the benefits. The delay may be taken as a warning signal by the insurance carrier, and may pose further complications such as the legitimacy of the injury being questioned.
The processing of the workers’ compensation claim includes the disclosure of your injury to your employer and the formal filing of the claim.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim is a tedious job especially if you are working and processing the claim simultaneously. It is always safe to seek legal help in order to fully exhaust all possibilities of compensation and legal rights. Speak with our lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. and call our Des Moines office at 877-327-2600.