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Common Questions About Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims in Montana November 28, 2017

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Common Questions About Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims in Montana, Kalispell, Montana

When you have suffered a work-related injury or occupational disease, you’re entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, the process of filing a claim can be quite challenging. This is why it’s best to learn as much as possible before moving forward. Glacier Law Firm provides the residents of Kalispell, MT, with expert counsel and representation for a range of legal issues. Their attorneys have helped numerous clients successfully navigate tough workers’ comp laws and maximize their claims. Below, they answer a few questions that are frequently asked when applying for benefits.

Common Questions Concerning Montana Workers’ Compensation Claims

Who Is Eligible to File a Claim?

You will be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim if you were injured or became ill while performing your job duties. There is typically a list of specific injuries and illnesses that are covered by workers’ comp laws, so it’s helpful to look this up to make sure your condition qualifies. 

What Are the Proper Steps to Take After an Injury?

workers compensationAfter suffering an injury, you must report it to your employer within 30 days from the date of the incident or one year from the time you started showing symptoms of your illness. Then, you will need to seek medical treatment and submit a First Report of Injury. This document has to be filed within one year from when the injury took place or your claim can automatically be denied.

What Kind of Benefits Can I Recover?

Workers’ compensation benefits generally cover medical treatment, temporary or permanent partial or total disability, permanent impairment, and vocational rehabilitation. It’s also possible for family members to recover death benefits in the event a loved one passed away from a work injury or occupational disease. The benefits you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and your ability to continue working.

Do I Need to Work With an Attorney?

Workers’ compensation is a complex area of the law. It’s strongly recommended that you hire an experienced attorney who can help you avoid making errors on your application. This can prevent delays in processing your claim and reduce the chances of it being rejected. Should you need to file an appeal, they will represent your case before a judge.

The more you understand about filing a workers’ compensation claim, the better prepared you will be to go through the process. Working with an attorney will ensure there’s someone to advocate for your right to collect benefits. Contact Glacier Law Firm at (406) 552-4343, or visit them online to learn more about the legal services they offer.  

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