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.
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