Reporting a work-related injury and filing a Worker's Compensation claim must be taken care of as soon as possible after the injury occurs. Deadlines must be met if you expect to your company pay for your medical bills. It's important to document as much as you possibly can about what happened and turn in a report as soon after the accident as possible.
Reporting an Injury for a Worker's Compensation Claim
Always report an injury as soon as it happens. Have a co-worker take pictures of the area so you can see exactly what happened and the immediate result. Tell your supervisor what you were doing, where the accident occurred, and what type of injury you think you received. If needed, call an ambulance.
Filing a Claim
The severity of the injury will determine whether or not the claim is filed before or after medical treatment is received. In most cases, your supervisor will give you the paperwork to take with you so that you can get the treatment you need as soon as possible.
The Benefits of Hiring a Worker's Compensation Attorney
Hiring a Worker's Compensation Attorney ensures that you will meet every deadline when it comes to filing your claim and receiving verification by a company doctor. Work injury lawyers can aggressively defend your case to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve, including the wages you lost and any other expense associated with your injury.
At Gaylord & Nantais, the personal injury attorneys are always available to make sure that your Worker's compensation case is handled as quickly and efficiently as possible. They will make sure every deadline is met and that you are able to get the medical attention you need for a full recovery.