If you have had the misfortune of getting injured at work as a result of slipping and falling at a property management company, you may have to file a claim. Filing a claim will be necessary if you are to get proper medical treatment without having to pay for it yourself. Unfortunately, some companies are not motivated to make this easy, sometimes offering to pay the bills out of pocket instead. Businesses that are quite large, or even small ones, are looking at a substantial amount of money to file a Workmen’s Compensation claim, and therefore may not even be helpful when it comes to filing claims against property management companies.
Why You Must File The Paperwork
Every company that is in business must have Workmen’s Comp. which is a form of insurance that protects the employees. If they have been injured in some way, and they are not able to perform their duties, this coverage will provide them with the money that they will need to survive while they are recovering, and will also pay for all medical bills associated with their injuries. The paperwork can be very difficult to fill out on your own so you will have to request some help. Larger companies will often have specific departments where you can contact those that do this every day, and they can help you fill out your paperwork. If you are having problems, before you see a lawyer, you should consider looking at websites online that can provide you with the tutorials that you need. You must file this paperwork to start the process of should getting your medical treatment started, and also determining whether or not you can come back to work on light duty, or if the doctor will completely pull you out until you are recovered.
Why Some Companies Will Not Want To Do This
There is only one reason why a business will not want to go down this road, and it is because of money. They will not want to file a Workmen’s Comp. claim because there is an initial fee that must be paid that is tens of thousands of dollars, plus they will be responsible for replacing you in the interim while you are getting your treatment. There is also the possibility that their insurance will go up which is what almost every insurance company will do. The moment that a claim is filed, they must get their money back somehow, and that typically includes raising the premiums.
Is It Your Right To File Workmen’s Comp.?
It is the right of every employee to file an injury claim if they have been injured at work. There are several things that you need to do before you can file the paperwork which includes collecting evidence that can determine who caused the accident, and also get photographs if that can help present your case. You need to write down everything that happened to you, sometimes hour by hour, documenting what has occurred. This can be everything from why the accident took place, what people said to you, and any details about why you slipped and fell, causing the injury to occur. Every conversation that you have needs to be noted down, and if you are going to say anything, make sure that you tell anyone that you are filing the suit against if it comes to that, that you are planning to file for injuries and potentially property damage.
After you have filed the paperwork, you may have to get a lawyer to represent you if they are not being cooperative. Once a legal team steps in, things flow very smoothly, as they do not want that publicity nor do they want to lose even more money. If there are multiple people that were injured, a class-action lawsuit might be possible, even if it is just a simple slip and fall. This is possible if this is happened to multiple people in the same area, and the company has not done anything to resolve the issue that is causing the problem. Talk to representatives of the company to get your paperwork started and you will soon be on your way to getting the treatment that you need, and the money that should be coming to you as you recover from your injuries.