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Getting Worker’s Compensation after leaving the Job

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Getting Worker’s Compensation after leaving the Job

In some worker's compensation cases, a former employee may attempt to obtain workers’ compensation for an injury which incurred at a previous job. While this may seem unorthodox to many people, depending on the circumstances, you may still be eligible for workers’ compensation even after leaving your job. Eligibility will rely on a number of circumstances including the time period between your injury and your resignation from your previous employer.

A major factor in successfully filing a workers’ compensation claim with a previous employer is the type of injury incurred. While many workplace injuries happen instantly and are readily visible, other injuries develop over time. For example, severe trauma to muscles, tendons, or bones could result in conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel, and back injuries. Although these injuries may only become evident after a longer period of time, you may still be eligible to file a workers’ compensation based on your injuries once you have been made aware of their existence.


What Do I Do If I Discover an Injury after Leaving My Previous Employer?

As soon as you have become aware of any injuries stemming from previous employment, you must get all workers’ compensation paperwork from your past employer. After obtaining any necessary forms, it is necessary to seek the assistance of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to help you take on your previous employer and any insurance companies who may advocate for your previous employer.

At The Hoffman Firm, workers’ compensation attorney, Evan A. Hoffman has the skills necessary to take on any type of complex case including those where injuries may have only become evident after the employee has changed employers. With more than 100 jury trials and over 120 non-jury trials in his arsenal, Evan A. Hoffman has an extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation and can work with you to find the most desirable outcome.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact The Hoffman Firm at (305) 940-2307 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.    

 

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