Work is how folks make a living—it needs to be done to provide for yourself and those you care about. And though a hard day's work is something to be proud of, on-the-job injuries should be taken with the utmost seriousness to ensure that you receive proper compensation for how an injury can affect your health. However, before a workers' compensation attorney can help you, there are some mistakes you'll want to avoid to ensure your case's best shot at success.
Mistake #1 — Failing to Report Your Injury ASAP
First and foremost, you'll want and need to report your workplace injury as soon as you are able to. The longer you wait to do so, the weaker your case may appear. Not only that, but Colorado also requires that all non-fatal injuries be filed within ten days of the incident. Be sure to make your report in writing as well, for safety's sake.
Mistake #2 — Failing to Seek Out Immediate Medical Attention
Next, you'll also want to ensure that you actively seek treatment as soon as possible after the workplace injury has occurred. Even with a worker's compensation attorney, your case will be challenging if the seriousness of your injuries is called into question due to a neglect of timely medical attention.
Mistake #3 — Offering False, Inaccurate, or Incomplete Information on Your Claim
Finally, you'll want to make sure that everything you detail in your report is as accurate and truthful as possible. Though it can be difficult to recall every detail—especially with more severe injuries—it is essential to try your hardest to do so. You may even want to consider writing down everything you can think of and remember about what happened before, during, and after the workplace injury.
And it should go without saying that even the slightest amount of dishonesty can hinder a workers' compensation attorney's defense of your case.
Mistake #4 — Not Seeking Legal Aid From The Frickey Law Firm
If you have a case for seeking deserved workers' compensation, finding yourself a lawyer can ensure you get the compensation you deserve. The Frickey Law Firm has extensive experience as workers' compensation attorneys in Denver, CO. First founded in 1958 by Norton Frickey, The Frickey Law Firm has become a household name throughout Colorado and can now help resolve cases in Spanish.
An attorney for your case can be reached at 303-237-7373.