If you've been injured on the job, you'll want to hire the workers' compensation lawyer Palm Beach Gardens' employees rely on to get the compensation you deserve. At The Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt, we have dedicated our lives to fighting for injured workers' rights. Based on our more than 80 years combined workers' compensation experience, we have learned that there are four important factors you should think about when getting ready to file a claim: Tip #1: Don't Waste Any Time — Report Your Injuries Immediately No matter the cause of your on the job injury, time is of the essence. You only have a limited amount of time to both report the injury and file a claim. Hiring a Palm Beach Gardens workers' compensation lawyer at the onset will help you keep track of all of these deadlines and ensure that you don't miss your opportunity to get the compensation you need. A good guideline to remember is this: after you are injured, call one of the dedicated Palm Beach Gardens workers' compensation attorneys of the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt. Tip #2: Make Sure Your Employer Fulfills Their Responsibility to Your Claim The minute you've been injured, it's your employer's job to report your injury to their workers' compensation insurance provider so that the workers' compensation process can begin. Be aware that your employer may be lackadaisical in keeping up with the status and progress of your claim (because it affects his or her bottom line). This means you'll want to be proactive about your claim; either by following up with your employer directly, or contacting The Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt — the workers' compensation lawyers Palm Beach Gardens, Florida residents have trusted for many years to handle their claims. Tip #3: Don't Change Care Providers Before Speaking with An Attorney The first physician you're likely to meet with after being injured on the job is the emergency room doctor. Depending on the workers compensation insurance company involved in your case, your follow up care may be provided by a doctor of their choosing. If you are not satisfied with the quality of service the insurance company's doctor provides, you are entitled to a change in health care providers. However, this process can be complex and time sensitive. With the help of a workers' compensation lawyer Palm Beach Gardens Florida injured workers can feel confident that they will receive the care they need while still being eligible for the compensation they deserve. Tip #4: Don't Talk to the Workers' Compensation Insurance Provider without Hiring an Attorney First An insurance company's goal is to protect their bottom line, not to pay you the money you deserve. Their process for paying claims is intentionally convoluted and tilted in their favor. Speaking with workers' comp without the advice or counsel of an attorney can result in substantially less compensation for your medical needs. Contact The Workers Compensation Lawyer Palm Beach Gardens Trusts The Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt is dedicated to helping you traverse the complicated process of obtaining a workers' compensation benefits. With our 80 years of combined experience, we know how to get you the compensation you deserve. If you've been injured, don't delay. To contact a workers compensation attorney in Palm Beach Gardens that you can trust to get you the benefits you deserve, simply fill out our online form, or give us a call today at (561) 616-3800.