Getting injured at work and being unable to return to your job for weeks or months can be devastating for your family. You’ve lost the paycheck you depend on to keep up with your day-to-day living expenses, and the stress of not knowing when you’ll be able to go back to work can feel discouraging.
Tennessee offers workers’ compensation benefits for those who get injured through no fault of their own while they’re on the job, but getting approved for benefits can be difficult. Having an experienced Nashville workers’ compensation lawyer on your side may help you maximize your chances, but some injured workers make mistakes soon after their injuries occur.
Common pitfalls associated with workers’ compensation claims include:
Not telling your employer about the accident right away. The sooner you tell your supervisor or manager about your workplace injury, the better your chances are of being approved for workers’ compensation benefits. If you wait too long, valuable evidence may disappear, and there may be skepticism about the true origin of your injuries.
Lying about any aspect of the accident or injury. It’s important to be completely truthful about your workplace injury to your supervisor, your attorney, and anyone you speak with from Tennessee’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Any inconsistencies, embellishments, or falsehoods discovered in your story could jeopardize your claim.
Ponce Law’s team of Nashville workers’ compensation lawyers knows how important benefits are to employees like you who get hurt on the job and can’t return to work. But we also know how easily these claims can be reduced or dismissed due to a few mistakes early in the process.
You shouldn’t have to worry about making these mistakes when you’re focusing on getting better. Get in touch with our team today for a free consultation, and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
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