Tony Rosasco at The Disabled Worker Law blog is compiling a Top 10 List for workers injured on the job. While many of Tony’s tips focus on the state of New York, tip number three applies to all states: Don’t Talk to the Insurance Company and Don’t Sign Authorizations.
Tony offers a strongly worded warning:
Within a few days of learning of your work related accident, the insurance company claims adjusters will pounce on you. These people are NOT your friends. They are employed by the workers’ compensation insurance company to save money on your claim.
An important point to remember is that insurance companies aren’t necessarily looking out for your best interests. You may need to contact an attorney to protect your legal rights as an injured worker.