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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Do NOT Withdraw Your Claim Before Talking to An Attorney

Typically, our claims involve individuals who are hurt at work, yet their employer’s fight their claims. While this their right, some employers are more aggressive than others. One case was particularly noteworthy and shows how employers are more concerned with paying as few claims as possible rather than compensating their employees with justifiable Workers’ Compensation injuries.

In this case, the claimant dislocated her wrist while lifting a heavy box at work. She filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. Because her employer was self-insured, it was up to her employer whether to certify the claim or set it for hearing with the Industrial Commission. The employer denied the claim, saying it was not a workplace injury. And gave and asked her to withdraw her claim.

You don’t need to be a Workers Compensation attorney to know that if you lift a heavy box at work, the injury should be covered under Workers’ Compensation. Corporations are typically so concerned with protecting their profits they try to avoid certifying even the most obvious of claims. Here, they went as far as trying to coax their employee into withdrawing a very justifiable claim.

Thankfully, the injured worker did not sign the withdrawal, contacted our firm, and received benefits. Remember, to receive benefits, the employer does not have to agree with it. When there is a disagreement, an independent body called the Industrial Commission will resolve the issue. The Injured Worker’s attorney will

If your employer urges you to withdraw your Workers’ Compensation claim, you should contact an attorney to make sure you protect your right to compensation. For this, or any other questions regarding your Workers’ Compensation claim, contact the firm of Allotta | Farley at (419) 535-0075 for a free consultation.


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