Work injuries are not a new concept. In fact, they occur within a variety of workplaces, anywhere from construction to the office. Because work injuries are on the rise and workers are constantly wondering where to turn, we have some useful information to share with you about what steps you should always take after you have been injured, and what benefits will be covered in many cases.
What should I do after my workplace injury takes place?
The first consideration, after your initial treatment, should be the accident report. You should always ensure that this is filed, because you could be seriously injured and not even know it until you have seen multiple doctors about your condition. This is an important step because employers use it as a stepping stone into better results for their employees in the future. For instance, they may be able to implement certain safety procedures that did not exist before due to your injury. You also want to follow up with your employer and ensure that your accident has been referred to workers’ comp so you can recover.
You should always ensure that you are getting the best medical care possible because you want to make sure that every aspect of your workplace injury has been covered and documented. If you believe that your care was inadequate, you can always ask for a second opinion. When it comes to your benefits, you don’t want to lose out.
Lastly, you want to request workers’ comp from your employer to cover your injuries. Some of the damages that could be covered include:
- Medical Treatment: The insurance company should cover all bills for treatment based on the injuries that you have sustained.
- Disability Payments: If you are unable to work for an extended period of time because of your injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
- Permanent Disability Settlement: If you have permanent restrictions due to your injuries, you may be entitled to permanent disability, which covers you for years or life.
- Vocational Rehabilitation: This will help integrate you into new employment if you are unable to work the same job after your injury.
If you have sustained a personal injury, we want to help. At Accident Law Group, we care about your case and want to help you get the benefits you deserve. Call us today at 602-262-4254 for more information.