Workers who are injured in accidents on the job usually face an uphill battle of sorts. These workers usually have to fight the workers’ compensation system to get the compensation they need just live a normal life.

Technology is now playing a part in how injured workers are able to access the help they need while they are off work. If you are dealing with an injury, you should know about these basic advances.

You might notice some of the changes right away. Some workers’ compensation programs now allow workers to apply for benefits or manage their case using a smartphone. This is often a costly endeavor for the insurance companies, but they usually find that it is well worth the cost because claims made via these systems are often handled without as much administrative oversight.

Another way that you might notice that technology has changed is when you are ready to return to work. You might be provided with tools that can help you to prevent issues in the future. An example is a wearable alarm that alerts drivers to possible fatigue. Other technology might also be possible, depending on your needs.

The way that technology is being used varies based on the company you are dealing with. It is imperative for you to understand the ins and outs of how the company expects you to use the technology it provides as part of your claim. Ultimately, you might have to still go through some of the older methods to get the results of your case that you deserve.

Source: FindLaw, “How Technology Helps With Workers’ Comp Claims,” George Khoury, Esq., accessed April 21, 2017