What Should You Do If You Get Injured at Work?

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What Should You Do If You Get Injured at Work?

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Your health and wellbeing come before everything else, so seek medical treatment for your workplace-related injuries. After that, you should document as many details about the accident as possible. Further steps to take if you are injured at work include:

  1. Notify your supervisor of your injury right away.
  2. Follow all instructions and recommendations of your healthcare provider.
  3. Contact a qualified workers comp lawyer to make sure you are getting max benefits.
  4. Return to work only when your doctor says it’s okay.

Know What to Do If You Are Injured on the Job

Notify your supervisor of your injury right away. The law stipulates a maximum waiting period of 30 days, but sooner is always better. You should do so in writing. It’s important to document each step of the process as best you can.

Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions to the letter. This includes taking any and all prescription or over-the-counter medications as directed.

You may return to work as soon as your doctor says it’s okay. Make sure your employer is apprised of any developments in your case. Failing to follow procedures could endanger your access to attain worker’s compensation benefits.

Understanding Your Rights

Worker protection laws vary from one state to the next. In general, however, you can expect the following rights:

  • The right to medical care at no cost to yourself: This is part of your employer’s obligation to its labor force and is mandated by law.
  • The right to file a worker’s compensation claim: Consult with an attorney right away if your employer tries to pressure you into foregoing your case.
  • The right to financial compensation for lost wages: This is true whether your injury-related condition is short- or long-term.
  • The right to speak with an attorney: This applies throughout the time period of your case.
  • The right to return to work: You will need a doctor’s release to resume your job.
  • The right of appeal: You can appeal any decision made by the worker’s compensation commission that you feel is unfair.

Choosing the Right Workers’ Comp Law Firm

How do you choose the right law firm? It starts by knowing what to look for. This includes:

  • No-cost consultations: You’ve just been through a serious accident. You’re dealing with injuries and probably loss of income as well. Why add to your troubles with a big legal bill?
  • Easy access to a staff member: Look for a worker’s compensation law firm that offers 24/7 contact, either online or by calling a toll-free number.
  • A history of obtaining results: Capable worker’s comp attorneys can point to a solid track record of gaining favorable outcomes for their clients.
  • A client-centered approach: You deserve respect and compassion, not callous indifference. Look for a law firm that treats you like a human being, not a case number.

Get in touch with a workers compensation lawyer today to start the ball rolling. We look forward to working with you.

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