Workplace injuries can be a common occurrence. If you suffer an injury during work, it’s important you understand what you need to do next. Since many companies have to carry worker compensation benefits for their employees, knowing the process for filing can help you receive the benefits you need to help you recover.
Here’s a close look at what to do when you’re injured on the job:
Report The Injury Immediately
Once you suffer an injury, it’s imperative you report it to your boss or supervisor right away. Florida law requires all workers to report injuries suffered on the job within the first 30 days of the accident. When reporting the accident, you want to give specific details such as the time, date, location, what caused the accident, what are the injuries and list any witnesses to the accident–if applicable. The sooner you do this the better as you will be able to recall details more accurately, which can help your case.
See A Doctor
Next, you want to see a doctor as quickly as you can. Employers normally have medical providers they can send their workers too. Once you show up for treatment, you need to provide the doctor with details of the accident, as this can assist them in implementing the proper treatment plan for you. As part of this, you need to specify the injury occurred at work. From there, you could receive workers’ compensation benefits if the injury results in you having to undergo surgery or your condition affect your ability to do your job or any other job.
Consult A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
After receiving medical treatment, it’s advisable to speak with a worker’s compensation attorney. You can schedule a free consultation with our offices in Delray Beach, Boca Raton or Palm Beach Gardens. During the consultation, we will review your case, then present some steps for you to consider moving forward. Our goal is to ensure you receive the proper benefits allowable to you by law. Along with this, we can be your advocate if unforeseen problems arise such as your employer denying or delaying your claim benefits, your settlement doesn’t cover all your bills or your supervisor is threatening your job status because you filed a claim. In all these events, we’ll be here to work for you.