Injured in Bakken? 3 Tips for Surving a Workers Comp Claim

You might be off work due to an injury, or still on the job working in a modified capacity. Either way, you are now involved in the workers comp claim process, which is quite a confusing experience.

The physical demands of working in the Bakken oil field are legendary, and impose enormous impact. Navigating the rules and requirements of a workers comp claim is demanding, and inflicts an impact as well.

Experiencing something for the first time is nerve-wracking. Stepping into the world of workers comp is a harrowing experience - one that requires a strategy for survival. Using the following tips will help manage the challenges, stress and uncertainty related to your claim:

  • Invest in patience. There are many people involved in the claims process: you, your employer, their insurance company, the doctors, and legal counsel. The more people involved, the longer it takes to resolve a claim. Completing required paperwork and submitting documents to appropriate parties, is time-consuming. It is vitally important that you realize and accept that the system is inherently slow. Keeping this in mind will help manage feelings of frustration.
  • Focus on your well-being. Your job during the claim process is to focus on your health. If you are injured, your body is using energy to heal. Create positive energy in your life through physically appropriate activity, eating a healthy diet, and getting an appropriate amount of sleep each day. This will set the stage for a positive recovery.
  • Seek guidance from trusted sources. It is a fact of life that we are constantly challenged to learn new things. However, there are times in life when you must seek help. Whether it is from a trusted friend, family member or a professional, it is important to obtain accurate information and guidance. The workers comp process is extremely complex and should not be underestimated.

If you are in need of representation please contact us for a free case evaluation. Here at Odegaard Miller Law we have 75 years of experience and have won awards for our legal services. Allow us to navigate your claim through the workers comp maze while you concentrate on healing.