How to Check the Status of a Workers’ Comp Claim

by James M. Hoffmann on Nov. 22, 2022

Employment Workers' Compensation Accident & Injury Accident & Injury  Personal Injury 

Summary: If you have been injured at work and have filed for workers' comp benefits, you may be wondering how to check the status of your claim.

The workers' comp process can seem overwhelming, and it's easy to feel like you're the only one fighting your way through it. You may even feel like giving up. But don't worry, you're not alone. The attorneys at the Law Office of James M. Hoffman are here to help. We've helped many clients navigate the workers' comp system and get the benefits they deserve.


One of the most common questions that may come up is, "How do I check the status of my workers' comp claim?"


Checking the Status of Your Claim


Locate Your Claim Number


The first step is to locate your claim number. Your claim number is assigned to you by your employer's workers' comp insurance carrier. It's usually located on the correspondence you've received from the insurance company regarding your claim.



Log on to the Insurance Company's Website


Once you have your claim number, in many instances the next step is to log on to the insurance company's website. Once logged in, search for your employer's name or policy number.



Enter the Necessary Information


Once you've located your employer's information, you'll need to enter your claim number and some other basic information, such as your name and date of birth.



Check the Status of Your Claim


The final step is to check the status of your claim. The insurance company's website will generally have up-to-date information on the status of your claim.



What if You Can't Find Your Claim Number?


If you can't find your claim number, don't worry. You can still generally check the status of your claim by calling the insurance company's customer service number.



Is There a Way to Make the Process Easier?


There are a few things you can do to make the process of checking the status of your claim easier:


  • Keep all correspondence from the insurance company in one place. This will make it easier to locate your claim number when you need it.

  • Make a copy of your claim number and keep it in a safe place. This way, you'll have it on hand in case you misplace the original.

  • Put a reminder in your calendar to check the status of your claim every few weeks. This will help ensure that you're staying on top of your claim and that it's progressing as it should.



Missouri Workers Comp Lawyer


If you have any questions about your workers' comp claim or need assistance with any aspect of the workers comp claims process, we encourage you to contact us. The Missouri workers comp attorneys at the Law Office of James M. Hoffman are here to help. Give us a call 24/7 at (314) 361-4300 for a free consultation.

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