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Workmans Comp question - joe p - 03-19-2014

I've never been injured on the job before, so I don't know procedures, is it normal for the insurance company (**no names please**) to call you and take a recorded statement over the phone or should it somehow go through my attorney?
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RE: Workmans Comp question - kate - 03-19-2014

It is normal for the insurance company to call for a statement but if you have a WC attorney, they shouldn't. Most people do not have an attorney right away.


RE: Workmans Comp question - joe p - 03-19-2014

Sorry for naming, I actually signed with an attorney yesterday, my main concern is can is hurt my case in any way? I just told it how it happened


RE: Workmans Comp question - 1171 - 03-19-2014

yes. if the injury was not work related your claim will be denied. your statement can be used as evidence.


RE: Workmans Comp question - joe p - 03-19-2014

My injury DID happen on the job, What I meant was this is the first time I have been hurt on the job and don't know the procedure. Sorry for the confusion.


RE: Workmans Comp question - 1171 - 03-19-2014

it's not up to you to decide, especially if you are not familiar with the law.
workers comp is more lenient then civil law so I doubt your statement will affect the outcome but take your attys advice.


RE: Workmans Comp question - joe p - 03-19-2014

Ok I will Ty for the help


RE: Workmans Comp question - Manley2 - 03-19-2014

Speak with your lawyer. But remember just because it happened at work does not mean they will not try to fight paying for it.