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What Are Common Mistakes Employees Make After a Workplace Accident?

There are many mistakes that an injured employee can make after a workplace accident. Sometimes, these mistakes can be devastating because it will harm their ability to get the benefits they deserve when they are injured at work. However, by following a few tips, you can avoid mistakes that will affect your Workers’ Compensation claim.

Failure to Report the Injury Immediately

One of the mistakes that many employees make is not reporting the injury and/or incident immediately to their supervisor. Many employees will often downplay an injury at work because they do not think it is very serious. For example, they might have tweaked their lower back muscles a bit and it is somewhat sore to move. They may want to wait a few days to see if their injury improves. In these situations, if the employee waits several days to report it to their supervisor, the delay could hurt their chances to recover Workers’ Compensation benefits. When this happens, the employer or the insurance company will likely question the claim and potentially deny it.

You should always report a workplace injury, no matter how minor it seems. That way, if the pain increases and the injury worsens, you already have reported the accident and could likely file a claim for benefits.

Failure to Seek Medical Treatment Immediately

This is similar to failing to report the injury to a supervisor, and it can be just as harmful to your Workers’ Compensation claim. Without a medical doctor’s opinion on what the injury is and what caused it, then the insurance company can easily deny your claim.

In some instances, injured employees might wait a few days or maybe a week just to see if their injury will go away on its own. However, what happens when the injury and symptoms do not go away and worsen? In order to have a successful claim, you need to have medical evidence showing that your injury is work-related. The only way to do this is by seeing a doctor immediately after a workplace accident.

Failure to Contact a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you have a work injury and are having problems with your Workers’ Compensation claim, you should speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Having a lawyer on your side is wise, especially when you have problems with your claim, and they can answer your questions while protecting your rights.

West Chester Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Can Help You With Your Work Injury Claim

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you should immediately contact an experienced lawyer if you are having problems with your claim. Our West Chester Workers’ Compensation lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello will fight for your rights. Call us at (610) 892-4940 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation. We are located in Media, Pennsylvania, and we proudly assist injured workers in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster, Montgomery County, Norristown, Philadelphia, Reading, and West Chester.

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From our office located in Media, PA we serve the surrounding areas of

  • Bucks County
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Why Clients Choose Deborah

Heather A
I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
Daveen Carpenter
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Rebecca Porter
If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
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Deborah is an excellent lawyer. She was professional, knowledgeable, and made me and my case feel important. She was always accessible and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend Debbie to anyone injured at work and in need of legal services.
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