What to do After a Workplace Injury

Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 13-Sep-2016

If you have been injured on the job, follow these steps:

Report the injury to your supervisor, manager, or boss

This step is essential. To receive workers’ compensation, you must notify your employer within 30 days of sustaining the injury.

Seek medical attention or call 911 if it is an emergency

Be aware that your employer may require you to see a doctor within their Medical Provider Network (MPN). When you receive treatment, be sure to inform the medical professional that your injury is workplace related.

Contact an attorney

Fortunately, most people filing workers’ compensation claims have never had to before. Unfortunately, their lack of experience can lead to a denied claim. Without the guidance of a skilled workers’ compensation attorney, your benefits may be denied due to infractions you were unaware of. A lawyer can ensure that the claim you file stands the best chance of being approved.

Fill out a workers’ compensation claim with your employer

Your employer must provide you with a claim form within one working day after being notified of your injury or illness. Once you have returned the claim, your employer has to submit it to the claims administrator within one working day.

Wait for your claim to be accepted or denied by your employer’s insurance company

While you are waiting for a decision regarding your claim, your employer is required to authorize up to $10,000 in appropriate medical treatment. With your doctor’s permission, you are allowed to resume work at this time. If you are able to resume work but are not fit to handle your normal workload, your employer must provide you with transitional work.

Discover what a proven legal advocate can do for you and your workers’ compensation claim. Our Glendale and Santa Clarita workers’ compensation attorneys know how to navigate the complex system that your injury has thrown you into. The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Wax & Wax are highly respected for prioritizing the rights of injured workers. We handle your claim so you can focus on your recovery. Call 818.946.0608 today!

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