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How Your Personal Life Can Impact Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Work Injury Claim FormEverything you do after filing a workers’ compensation claim can impact your case. Skeptical? Consider the man who was recently forced to withdraw his claim after photos documented him skiing and riding a motorcycle. Certainly, it is possible that he lied about his injuries. However, it is also possible that he was, in fact, honest about his injury. The following explains.

Compensation Claims Can Take Time

While some compensation claims may be processed quickly, most take time to complete. Even worse, it often seems as if the most severe cases are more complicated than less severe ones. Perhaps this is related to the potential settlement amount, which may be much higher in a catastrophic injury case. Or, perhaps, it is nothing more than coincidence. Whatever the reason, that time can impact your claim in ways you might not expect.

Healing While Your Claim is Processed

It is possible that the man who was forced to withdraw his claim had, in fact, suffered an injury. Perhaps the time it took for his first claim filing to be denied and for it to advance through the appeal system could have given him time to heal enough to enjoy extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, the insurance company does not care that he may have spent weeks or months unable to work. They do not care about the repeat appointments or the physical therapy and exercise it took for him to heal. They care only about the money they can save.

Protecting Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

All too often, injured do not recognize how their personal lives can impact their personal injury cases. Much like the man who had to abandon his case, they do things and go places and share photos that compromise the potential outcome of their claim. This is where an attorney can help; not only can a lawyer represent you and protect your rights, they can advise you on how to avoid some of the most crucial mistakes that can be made in a case.

Contact Our California Work Injury Lawyers

If you or someone you know has suffered a work injury and you believe you are owed compensation, contact Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP for assistance. Dedicated and experienced, we can assist with catastrophic injury claims, third-party claims, head injury claims, and more. Schedule a free consultation with our San Jose workers’ compensation lawyers to learn more. Call (408) 289-1417 today.

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