First Steps for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim

Hurt on the job?

Here's where to start. 

It is the injured worker's responsibility to provide the Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) with sufficient information to approve your claim.

The first step is to fill out a First Report of Injury. Failure or delay to do so may result in a denial of your claim. You may be required to provide all of your medical records and a statement from your  physician stating the history of your injury, your diagnosis, a treatment plan, and most importantly, whether your physician feels that your injuries are related to your employment.

Do not make the mistake of believing that your claims manager, the hearing officer, or your employer's attorney will try to protect your rights. If you have questions about your rights, you should seek the advice of an attorney who is familiar with the worker's compensation system. Generally, workers' compensation attorneys offer a free initial consultation and will not charge you an attorney fee unless you receive an award under your claim.

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