Workplace injuries can be caused by many things and we will fight to get what you deserve to get your life back on track
Since most of us spend most of our days at work, it is very likely that if we are injured, it is going to occur at work. Accidents and illness are unavoidable, even when you are careful. Workers’ compensation exists to help people who are injured or who become sick while working, or as a result of working. Workers’ compensation covers medical bills and lost wages while you recover from an accident or illness.
Workplace injuries can be caused by many types of equipment malfunctions or other safety failures due to negligence of employers. Most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, although there are some exceptions. To be covered, the employee must be accidentally injured while doing his/her job, or become sick as a result of doing the job.
“Workman’s comp” are benefits that provide financial assistance to injured workers and their families for a variety of expenses, including:
Here are some things you should know:
Report every injury or illness to the HR department or supervisor when it happens. If you cut yourself, don’t report it immediately, and it later becomes infected, you may complicate your claim because there’s no record of the injury. You should be asked to complete paperwork about the injury. Complete it in a timely manner and follow up if necessary.
Ensure that your medical provider knows that it was an on-the-job injury. Most emergency rooms, clinics, and doctor’s offices will have space on the admission forms to indicate that it’s a workplace injury or sickness. Double check to make sure that the facility you choose handles workers’ comp claims, and that your employer approved the choice of medical provider, if there’s time to make this inquiry.
Document the injury in your medical records. Detail as much information as possible, including dates, affected areas, limitations, and how the injury happened.
Be honest. Fabricating details can lead to questions of the entire claim’s legitimacy, and insurance companies hire investigators to thoroughly examine all claims.
Contact Maher & Maher Law to protect your rights and get the money you deserve 719-301-7500.