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Can I File a Workers Comp Claim After I Quit My Job?
After a work accident, you should expect the workers compensation benefits to cover your accident-related expenses and lost income while you recover. Unfortunately, your situation may be more complex. If you recently left your job, you may be worried about the state of your workers comp benefits.
If you left your job before or during your work comp claim, you’ll need to answer one question: can I file a workers comp claim after I quit my job? When you’re struggling to get the answers you need, contact the attorneys at Pothitakis Law Firm, PC for help.
Your Workers Comp Eligibility
When you’re injured at work, you should be eligible to workers comp benefits. Most Iowa workers have these benefits, with only a few exceptions. That means that you should be able to contact your employer and get the benefits you deserve for your injuries.
Even if you left the job in which you were injured, you should still be eligible for your workers comp benefits. Your employer is responsible for the injuries their employees sustained, and they should still be held accountable for your injuries even if you’ve moved on. Because you were employed at the time of the on-the-job injury, you should still have a chance to file.
Proving You Were Injured on the Job
Unfortunately, the insurance company may not be so agreeable when it comes to giving you the workers comp benefits you deserve. Instead, you may have to fight back to prove that your injury happened before you left your current job.
For example, you may have suffered a concussion after slipping and falling on the job. You and your lawyer might have medical records to show that you suffered head trauma at the time. You may also request the surveillance footage of the accident, showing that you did have an accident on the job.
When you’ve gathered evidence that proves you were injured at work, you’ll then need to prepare your defense for a formal hearing about your claim. Your lawyer will present this additional evidence and help you fight back for the full benefits you deserve.
Seek a Lawyer’s Help for Workers Comp after Quitting
If you’ve been denied or if you’re concerned about your claim, call a lawyer from Pothitakis Law Firm, PC. We understand how difficult getting your full workers comp benefits can be, so we’ll fight for you and for the benefits you need to recover.
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