How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Montana
Step-by-step guide from a Billings personal injury lawyer
Filing for workers’ compensation in Montana can be a confusing, complicated process. That’s why it’s important to understand what to do. Otherwise, you could miss out on your opportunity to obtain workers’ compensation benefits you rightfully deserve as an injured worker.
We know how the process works at Braukmann Law, PLLC in Billings. That’s because we have been helping injured workers throughout Montana get the financial compensation they deserve to help them get back on their feet. In particular, we have extensive experienced working with people injured in construction accidents, oil rig accidents, delivery driver accidents and injured firefighters.
Below, you will find the steps most workers need to take to obtain injury benefits in Montana. Most steps are the same, but each case often has its own unique challenges and circumstances. That’s why we strongly encourage you to contact us right away. That way, we can help you understand your rights and explain all the options available to you.
Step-by-step process for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits in Montana
In order to obtain workers’ compensation benefits in Montana, you will need to deal primarily with your employer and the Montana State Fund, which oversees the state’s workers’ compensation system. The steps you need to take in most workplace injury cases include:
- Notify your supervisor, employer or employer’s insurance company that you have been hurt on the job.
- You have 30 days from the date of your injury at work to notify your employer.
- You must submit a First Report of Injury (FROI) form explaining your injury.
- You have 12 months from the date of your injury to submit your written FROI form.
- You can submit your FROI form to:
- Your employer
- Your employer’s insurance company
- Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI)
- You must have medical documentation of your work-related injury.
There’s often no room for error when applying for workers’ compensation benefits in Montana. If you make a mistake anywhere along the way, your application could be denied. You might not receive the benefits you deserve. That’s why we want to meet with you and help you every step of the way.
How our Montana workers’ compensation attorney can help you
Having an experienced, Montana workers’ compensation lawyer on your side can often make a big difference in the outcome of your case. That’s why it’s important to talk to an attorney at our firm as soon as possible.
We can help you fill out the necessary forms and work with you to obtain the benefits you deserve. If any problems do arise, we can work to solve them while you focus on what really matters – your recovery.
Workers’ compensation lawyer Matthew Braukmann works with people throughout Montana. No matter where you live or what obstacles you might face, you can count on us to fight for your rights. Schedule your free case evaluation right now.
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