What happens if I am injured at work?
You should do the following:
Notify your employer as soon as possible.
2. Get medical attention right away, even if you think your injuries are not serious.
3. Keep a record of all medical expenses related to your injury.
4. Cooperate with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, but be aware that they may not have your best interests at heart.
5. Hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to help you navigate the complex legal system and get the benefits you deserve.
How Long Do I Have to Report My Injury?
You should notify your employer of your injury as soon as possible. In most states, you have 30 days to do so. If you wait longer than that, you may lose your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
What Should I Tell My Employer?
Be sure to give your employer all the details about how the accident happened and what injuries you sustained. If you don’t, it may be more difficult to prove that your injuries were caused by your job.
What Are the Most Common Work-Related Injuries?
The most common work-related injuries include:
• Back and neck injuries
• Sprains and strains
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Repetitive motion injuries
These are just a few of the many injuries that can be caused by work. If you have been injured on the job, it is important to seek medical attention right away and then speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney about your rights.
What if My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, you may still be able to get benefits through your state’s workers’ compensation system. Each state has its own rules about who is required to have insurance and how benefits are paid out.
What if My Employer Tries to Blame Me for the Accident?
It does not matter who was at fault for the accident. You are still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured on the job. Your employer cannot retaliate against you for filing a claim.
What if My Claim is Denied?
If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you navigate the appeals process and give you the best chance of getting the benefits you deserve.
What Are My Rights After a Work-Related Injury?
You have the right to receive medical treatment for your injuries. You also have the right to receive benefits for lost wages and permanent disability, if your injuries prevent you from returning to work. In some states, you may also be entitled to death benefits if your loved one dies as a result of a work-related injury.