If you get injured while on the job, there are some things you should do to protect your rights and your health.
- File a Report.
The first thing you need to do if you are injured on the job is to file an injury report with your employer. Failing to do this within 24-48 hours after the accident could get you denied worker’s compensation.
If your employer doesn’t have worker’s compensation, then you need to file whatever type of injury report your employer accepts. Again, if you do not do this, you may get denied whatever alternative injury coverage your employer provides.
- Get Medical Attention.
The next most important thing you must do is to seek medical attention. It does not matter where or how you get injured, getting medical attention is critical.
If you are injured at work, you will need to seek medical attention and file an injury report with your employer.
You have the right to choose your own doctor. If your employer wants you to go to their doctor, let them know you want to choose your own doctor.
Regardless of where or how you are injured, the most important thing is that you get the medical attention you need.
The more you delay, the more likely that worker’s compensation adjusters or insurance adjusters, who are always looking for a way to deny or low-ball a claim, will indeed deny or lowball your claim.
If you are injured on the job, you deserve to be properly compensated. Don’t neglect this important fact by failing to file an injury report and getting medical care.
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At the Day Law Group, we handle worker’s compensation claims. Our passion is helping people who have been injured. We offer FREE consultations, and we don’t get paid unless you win your case. We have offices in Baton Rouge and we serve all of Southern Louisiana. Call (225) 465-1232 ToDay to schedule your free consultation or contact us here.