Whether you tripped and fell at work, or you were hit by a falling object
at a construction site, it is always a good idea to make an appointment
to see your doctor. Many people wait or don’t see a doctor at all,
thinking they are fine. When reality hits and they need compensation for
an injury, their claim may be denied because they failed to receive medical
attention. Thus, even if you don’t feel severe pain, you should
always seek medical attention after a workplace incident.
Seeing a Doctor Can Help Ensure You Don’t Have Underlying Injuries
Some injuries, such as muscle or ligament strains, sprains, and other soft
tissue damage, may not show symptoms for a while after the initial trauma.
This means you could feel fine after an accident, only to suffer pain
and stiffness days or even weeks later. By seeing your doctor, you can
receive a thorough examination to determine if you have underlying soft
Some more serious injuries may also not exhibit symptoms right away. These
include whiplash, internal organ damage, and traumatic brain injuries.
It is important to see your doctor as soon as possible after an accident
to ensure you aren’t suffering from serious injuries that could
become worse over time.
Seeing a Doctor Can Provide Evidence for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
After you are injured in an accident at work, the first thing to do is
notify your employer. The second thing you should do is seek medical attention
as soon as possible, even if you think you are fine. By seeing your doctor,
you can not only receive treatment for any underlying injuries, but you
can also gather evidence to prove that your injury was caused by your
If you delay or fail to see your doctor after an accident, your workers’
compensation claim may be disputed or denied. It will be difficult to
prove that your injuries occurred at work, and that they are as bad as
you say they are. By having a copy of your medical records, you can show
the extent and causation of your injuries, which will help you receive
compensation from your employer’s insurance company.
Knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Serving Glendale
With more than 30 years of collective legal experience, the Law Offices
of Wax & Wax provides efficient representation on behalf of injured
workers. We have a detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the California
workers’ comp system. If you have been injured at work, our Glendale
workers’ compensation lawyers will fight diligently on your behalf.
We will handle the legal issues and paperwork so you can focus on healing
and moving forward.
Contact our team
today to request a free initial case evaluation. We serve clients throughout
Glendale and the Los Angeles area, including Burbank, Pasadena, and Santa Clarita.