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Timely filing in workers’ comp claims

On Behalf of | Dec 5, 2023 | Workers' Compensation

Timeliness is not merely a suggestion when filing a workers’ compensation claim. The timing of your claim can significantly impact the outcome of your case.

Promptly reporting and filing your claim can help you receive compensation for your expenses and lost wages.

Rights and benefits

Most states have strict deadlines for reporting workplace injuries or illnesses. Following these timelines supports your ability to receive compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. By acting promptly, you safeguard your right to benefits that can aid your recovery and maintain financial stability during your healing process.

Thorough investigation

There were 21,842 total workers’ compensation claims in Maryland in 2021. A timely filing enables a more effective investigation into the circumstances surrounding your workplace incident. Employers and insurance providers rely on immediate reporting to gather accurate information about the incident, including witness statements. This timely flow of information ensures a comprehensive understanding of the events, aiding in a fair and efficient resolution.

Denied claims

Delaying the filing of your workers’ comp claim introduces the risk of denial. Insurance companies may question the legitimacy of your claim if you wait to report it. They may think your injuries are not from the workplace incident. Timely filing strengthens the credibility of your claim.

Medical care

Reporting your workplace injuries allows you to receive prompt medical attention. It is important to get necessary medical care as soon as possible. This process helps ensure a faster recovery and demonstrates the seriousness of your injuries. Medical bills pile up quickly. A successful claim can cover your costs.

Filing your claim on time is more than just a formality in the workers’ compensation process. Knowing the deadlines helps protect your rights and gives you a better chance of getting the compensation you deserve.