When you are injured on the job, a lot of questions begin to form. Does my employer have workers compensation insurance? Who will cover my medical bills? Will I be able to work again? What can I be compensated for? Is there a third party that was negligent that I can sue for pain and suffering? Our office works with our clients to help them get answers to these questions and to help them get awarded the compensation they deserve. If you have been hurt at work, here are the steps you must take immediately!
Report the injury to your supervisor/employer. Insurance companies’ lawyers will use your failure to promptly report the injury as a basis for denying your claim. Notifying a doctor or a co-worker does not meet the statutory standard.
Seek medical treatment. If your employer has a preferred network of physicians they refer you to, you must see their doctor at once. Afterwards, you have the right to been seen by the doctor of your choice and do not have to be treated by the employer’s doctor. Workmen’s compensation is a battle of medical records, if you are injured you must seek medical treatment.
Contact our office. We will ensure that you have experienced, competent representation to help you through the multiple sections of the Workers’ Compensation statute, such as the weekly benefits for temporary total disability, partial disability, loss of function, your right to receive medical treatment, death benefits, funeral benefits, and your right to receive vocational retraining.