Immediate Steps Following Your Workplace Injury
So, you have sustained an injury on the job, and you are wondering what happens now. While the unknown can feel uncomfortable and, at times, intimidating, you can take control by following these tips:
1. Visit Your Doctor: As soon as you realize you have suffered a workplace injury, you should seek medical attention. Your health and safety are the most important things to consider. You will also need a professional diagnosis and report for your workers’ compensation claim, so visiting your physician immediately is good for your physical and financial well-being.
2. Notify Your Employer: Notify your employer or supervisor of your workplace injury immediately. Failure to do so may result in a loss of benefits.
3. Contact an Attorney: The application process for workers’ compensation benefits is full of important deadlines, confusing paperwork, and strict requirements all at time when you are hurt and stressed out. An attorney can help to reduce your stress and make sure that you comply with the law. Your employer will likely play games with your health and finances. Some of the games we see often are returning you to work when you cannot work, referring you for a second opinion to an insurance doctor who is paid to say you are well, and cutting off prescription medications and benefits you are entitled to receive.
If you are unsure about your workers’ comp claim or have been denied benefits, call Ross & Ross at (814) 274 - 8612 to let our attorneys fight for the compensation you have earned.
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