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Steps To Take If You Are Injured On the Job
If you have fallen victim to workplace injury, there are certain steps that you must take to make sure that you are eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. These steps include;
- Report your injury ASAP. Any workplace accident or injury needs to be reported immediately and the right paperwork should be filled out by you and the supervisor so that the aim process can begin.See a doctor. Regardless of your injury type or how you feel, it is imperative that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible following your injury. This protects you in the event your employer argues you are not as injured as you say you are; it helps provide concrete evidence supporting your injury claim. Do not delay, and be sure to continue with any medical appointments your doctor orders!Document everything! It is imperative that you document everything that you remember from your accident. Make note of the time, place, and surrounding conditions. This will be crucial moving forward in your case for injured workers’ compensation.Don’t do more than you can. Depending on your nature of work, do not take on more than you can physically handle. This is important for a few reasons. First and foremost, your recovery is dependent on it. You need to take care of yourself during this difficult time. Second, the insurance company and your employer will notice if you’re engaging in any heavy lifting or other strenuous activity that is misaligned with your reported injuries.