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Workers Comp for a Delayed Injury in Indiana
When you’re involved in a work accident, you might feel relieved at first because you made it out uninjured. But it’s been several days or even weeks and now you’re suffering from serious back pain, for example, or you’re struggling to focus when it would normally be no problem.
You might be experiencing a delayed injury from your work accident. You need workers compensation, but how do you prove that your injury is related to the incident at your place of employment? You might need to enlist the services of an experienced attorney.
Fortunately, the lawyers at Kooi Law can help you recover. Our attorneys understand that not every injury shows symptoms immediately, so we’ll help you secure the full coverage you need for recovery.
Seek Medical Care Quickly
When you’ve suffered a delayed injury, you might not realize right away that you’ve been seriously injured. Instead, it can take days or weeks for your injury to appear. For example, although you might have felt fine after a car accident while on a delivery route, now your neck hurts, and you’re finding it difficult to turn your head—signs of whiplash.
When you’ve only recently discovered that you’ve suffered a delayed injury, you’ll need to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your doctor can help you collect evidence of the injury and prove that you suffered because of the accident.
Once you’ve received medical attention for your injury, you will then want to file a claim for your work injury, if you haven’t already. You’ll only have thirty days to file a claim for your Indiana workers comp, so filing soon is in your best interests.
Appealing Your Claim
Many claimants with delayed injuries are initially denied workers comp benefits for their injuries. Because they didn’t file immediately after the accident, their insurance companies believed they were injured in an unrelated accident and shouldn’t receive benefits. Unfortunately, you might be one of the affected workers.
If you were denied, a lawyer can help you appeal your claim. Dealing with the insurance company can be overwhelming, especially if your injury has affected you emotionally and mentally, which can often be the case with traumatic brain injuries. A lawyer can help you present evidence proving you were injured so you can get the maximum compensation you deserve.
Defend your Delayed Injury Compensation
When you need workers comp for a delayed injury in Indiana, you likely have a few questions about your claim. You might be filing several days after your accident, or you might be concerned that your claim will be denied. Fortunately, you’ll have the opportunity to get the full compensation you deserve for your work-related injuries and expenses.
If you’re having trouble securing your workers comp benefits, you might need to reach out to an attorney from Kooi Law. We’ll discuss your claim during a free consultation so you’ll know what to expect before you begin the claim process.
When you’re ready to begin, reach out for help from our firm. We can be contacted by calling 317-569-1335 or by completing the online form below.