When you are hurt on the job, your first concern will probably be to get treatment for your injuries. There are a lot of things that need to be carefully considered when you are facing a worker’s compensation claim through your employer. If you do not follow the appropriate steps, you could risk being denied compensation for your injuries.
The very first thing you should do when you are hurt on the job is report it to your immediate supervisor. You must report injuries right away so treatment can be offered. If you fail to report your incident in a timely manner, it could result in a denial of worker’s compensation. If you report the incident to your immediate supervisor and they do nothing, go to their supervisor or your human resources department.
Follow All Restrictions
When you visit the approved worker’s compensation doctor, they are likely to give you restrictions until your injuries have healed. It is important that you follow all restrictions both at work and at home. If you do not follow your restrictions and it is discovered, it could be argued that your injuries are not as severe as you claim. You could face not only decreased or nonexistent compensation, but also medical bills, and possible termination from your job.
Make sure that you keep all follow up appointments with the doctor and continue to do any exercises and follow restrictions that you are given. You should also follow up with your manager or human resources department to make sure your claim is being handled appropriately. If anything is amiss or you are billed for your medical treatment, contact an attorney for assistance.
If you have been injured on the job and your worker’s compensation claim is being denied, contact our offices today. We are experienced in worker’s compensation claims and can ensure you get the compensation that you deserve.