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My Employer Claimed I Did Not Report My Work Injury

My Employer Claimed I Did Not Report My Work Injury

Being injured at work is a very stressful experience. However, if you report your injury and follow the proper processes, you should be able to be covered for the damages through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance — right?

Once you report your injury to your employer, they have a responsibility to contact their workers’ compensation insurance provider and begin the claims process. What if your employer did not report your injury to their insurance company, and continues to deny that you reported your injury?

Why Would Your Employer Deny Your Report?

Workers’ compensation is required by law for most employers, and is considered a cost of doing business. Additionally, the workers’ compensation system allows employers to avoid liability. Based on these facts, it may seem that your employer should have no reason not to help you with your claim. Unfortunately, this is not always true.

A company may deny their employee’s workers’ compensation report because:

  • They do not want their business to be perceived as unsafe.
  • They do not want the cost of their insurance to increase.
  • They want to help their insurance company avoid paying your claim.

Collecting Evidence of Your Injury

If your employer is denying that you ever reported your injury, you are not out of luck. Workers’ compensation benefits are your right, and there are other options for getting them. You will need to build a strong case regardless of how you are filing your workers’ compensation claim, but without the assistance of your employer, you may need extra proof that your injuries are work-related.

You should gather evidence such as:

  • Medical records
  • Photographs
  • Witness statements
  • Surveillance footage

To acquire some of the pieces of evidence you need, you may need to obtain certain legal permissions. With the support of Michael J. Doyle, Attorney At Law, you can collect necessary evidence and begin pursuing your workers’ compensation claim.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim Without Your Employer’s Support

Without the help of your employer, you may need to reach out to your state’s workers’ compensation board to receive the benefits you deserve. Another option is pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. Michael J. Doyle, Attorney At Law can help you complete the steps you need to get workers’ compensation and protect your rights as an employee.

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