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Ten Ways to Screw-up Your Workers’ Compensation Case

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death

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Ten Ways to Screw-up Your Workers’ Compensation Case

  1. Give conflicting information, especially the date of injury, after reporting the accident.
  2. Give a statement without considering the seriousness and consequences of what you say.
  3. Not understanding the issues involved.
  4. Failing to report the injury to your supervisor within 90 days of the date of “occurrence”. (The injury date.)
  5. Refusing to cooperate with the employer’s choice of physician.
  6. Talk too much and too often to the case mis-manager. Did I say “Mis-Manager”? Oh yeah that’s what they are paid to do even though they call themselves a case manager.
  7. Fall for a supervisor’s baiting and getting fired for what looks like your fault.
  8. Quitting rather than allowing the employer to fire you after the doctor places physical limitations on your activities.
  9. Allowing your frustration at work to boil over and giving them a reason to fire you that has nothing to do with being injured.
  10. Not hiring an attorney who is willing and able to explain the legitimate issues involved in a way you understand what is expected of you.

Category: Workers' Compensation & Employee Rights

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