Workers’ Compensation Dos & Don’ts

If you are injured on the job…


  • Report injury immediately to employer
  • File a written claim immediately
  • Seek medical treatment
  • Give your doctor a complete and accurate history
  • Go to your doctor, not the employer’s doctor
  • Seek legal advice if:
    • Your claim is denied
    • You do not understand what is happening or
    • The insurance company wants to settle


  • Assume the problem will go away
  • Assume the information you get from the employer or insurer is accurate
  • Provide any false or misleading information to your doctor, employer or insurance carrier


If you have a personal injury, workers' compensation, social security disability, elder or nursing home abuse, or sexual abuse case, please contact Black, Chapman, Petersen & Stevens by filling out the form below. The consultation is free and we only receive compensation if we obtain benefits for you.


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