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Posted on August 26, 2014 by

What Steps Should You Take When Filing a Workers Comp Claim?

When you’re injured while you’re working, not only are you usually in a great amount of pain, but the stress of wondering what will happen can be a very heavy burden to bear. It’s common for many people to become confused and too many people put off taking action when they need to. As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we’d like to offer you some steps that you should take if you’re ever hurt on the job.

Step One: Don’t wait to file a claim – In their confusion, many people put off taking action when they’re injured at work. However, putting it off can actually be a legal detriment to your case. File your claim with you employer right away.

Step Two: Don’t immediately accept a settlement – It’s common for many employers to offer a settlement quickly in the hopes that you’ll accept a smaller payment for your injuries. Be wary of any settlement agreement, and remember that you might have substantial injuries down the road.

Step Three: Contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney – Most importantly, contact an attorney to advise you about your case. Working with an experienced attorney gives you the best chance of a positive outcome.

Your immediate action will give you the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve, so if you’ve been injured at work, get the help you need right away.