Injured at work? Here’s what you do
An accident at work can happen when you least expect it. Depending on the situation, you could sustain serious injuries that make it difficult to get back to work and perform the functions of everyday life. When you get hurt on the job, you can become eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, you must report your accident appropriately to prevent a denial of your claim to compensation. When you go to see a physician about your work-related injury, let him or her know that the appointment is for a workplace accident. As quickly as you can, let your manager or employer know about the accident that occurred. If your employer tells you to omit or skip details about the accident or injuries when sending you to the doctor or tells you to tell the emergency room doctors that it happened somewhere other than at work, don’t. It will be used against you later and may affect your rights and benefits. If you cannot tell your employer about the accident because of your injury, ask a friend, family member or the physician you saw to let your employer know as soon as possible. If you have any questions, call us we are here to help, consultations are free.