When you’ve been injured at work, the most important thing is getting medical help immediately, even if you don’t think you’re seriously hurt. Often, the damages caused by these types of accidents are not completely obvious or immediate. Therefore, it is essential to be examined by a health professional.
Information about your injury
Once you have received medical attention and your needs have been taken care of, the next step is to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. Request a workers’ compensation claim form, and fill out all the necessary information.
In this form, you should describe the injury sustained in detail and explain the specific circumstances of the accident and the body parts that were affected. Give this form to your employer, as your employer must also complete it and give it to a claims examiner. This is the employer’s responsibility after being notified of the accident or injury. Next, the claims examiner must decide whether to accept or deny your claim. He or she must also authorize the medical treatment within one business day after you submit the claim form and while the claim is being investigated.
Gather evidence to support your injury
Making sure to document the injury that occurred during your workday properly is also very important. Therefore, we recommend that you take photos and videos supporting your claim’s veracity since this increases your chances of obtaining adequate compensation. Fair compensation should include treatment, exams, tests, and medications, among others. It should also help you get on with your life after the accident.
Seek legal help
Be sure to contact an attorney specializing in these types of claims as soon as possible to determine the best options for the specific circumstances of your case. Our team specializes in work injury compensation and fights for the rights of injured workers.
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