If you’re suffering from a work-related injury or illness, knowing what to expect during the workers’ comp claims process can help you focus on your recovery. At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, getting your workers’ compensation benefits isn’t our only goal. We’re also here to ensure you feel informed about the status of your claim from the moment we begin helping you until the conclusion of your case.
At Colbert Cooper Hill, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t pay us any attorney fees unless we get benefits for you. So don’t wait to get experienced legal help for your workers’ compensation claim. Just dial (877) 579-6800 or fill out a free online form to get in touch with us 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How does the workers’ comp process work?
When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you can generally expect the following five steps:
- Your claim is prepared and filed.
Our staff will assist you with your paperwork and gather the medical records needed to file a workers’ compensation claim on your behalf.
- Your deposition is taken.
A deposition allows your workers’ compensation insurance company to ask questions about your claim. Your attorney will attend your deposition with you to ensure you’re treated fairly and your rights are protected.
- Your independent medical exam (IME) is scheduled.
An IME allows a doctor selected by your employer or their insurance company to review the severity of your injuries. If the results of your IME downplay the severity of your injuries, your attorney can dispute the findings.
- Your lawyer negotiates a settlement.
Your attorney will attempt to settle your claim with your employer or their insurance company. If they refuse to offer a fair settlement, our legal team will prepare your claim to go to court.
- You attend a hearing in front of a judge.
A judge from the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims will hear evidence and witness testimony regarding your injuries. The judge will then make a decision on the amount of benefits you should receive or dismiss your claim.
Helping You Get Better
We know the emotional and financial stresses caused by work injuries, and we want to make getting your benefits easy. From dealing with your work comp provider to ensuring you have strong witness testimony at your hearing, it’s our job to ensure you have the best possible chances of getting the benefits you need. Don’t face the workers’ comp claim process alone. Get help from Colbert Cooper Hill today.