What do I do if I get hurt at work?

If you are injured at work, there are a couple of steps that you need to take immediately to ensure that you are taken care of both legally and financially. It is always a good idea to act quickly and to document as much as possible to make your case more viable. Make sure to document exactly what you were doing when the injury occurred, what time it was and what exactly happened.

First, if you are injured, seek immediate medical care if that is appropriate. Always report your injury to your superior as soon as possible from when the injury occurred (at least within 30 days of the injury or diagnosis if it is illness related). Worker’s Compensation claims are not viable if your place of work was not notified of your injury. You should also ask your employer about receiving medical care at a place that is covered by their worker’s compensation insurance. If they have no preference, you should visit the doctor of your choice.

Your next step is to hire a lawyer; because without a lawyer, navigating the jungle of claims can be almost impossible. Hicks & Funfsinn provides top-quality resources in order to help you throughout the whole process.

Continue to receive care for your injuries and be careful to keep detailed records of your medical reports. It is handy to always keep a running log of which providers you visit, what days you visit them, which doctors you see, and any scans or procedures done as well as their results. This can be tremendously helpful in forming your case for workers’ compensation.

Getting hurt on the job can be a painful and scary experience, especially when you have no idea what to do next or how to receive benefits while you are unable to perform your job. At Hicks & Funfsinn, qualified lawyers will be at your side every step of the way, making sure that you have the best chance at receiving benefits.


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