If you are hurt at work there are a few steps you must follow. Read below to see how to file a workers compensation claim.
1) Report the Injury
No matter how major or minor the injury is, you must immediately notify your supervisor of your injury. If you haven’t reported the injury, but think that you are entitled to workers’ compensation, make sure that you report the injury as soon as possible. Always start by filling out a written incident report, and be sure to make a copy.
2) Get Medical Attention
If you are in pain due to the work injury, go the emergency room or make an appointment to see your doctor immediately.
3) Keep your Paperwork
If you are given any medical records, bills, reports, or any other paperwork, make sure that you keep a copy. You never know if you will need the copies in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If my claim is denied, should I file my own hearing application?
A: No. It is understandable that you are frustrated with the fact that your claim has been denied. However, most people are unfamiliar with filling out a Worker’s Compensation hearing application. For that reason, they tend to make a number of mistakes. Therefore, it is extremely important that you contact our office if you are thinking about appealing the insurance company’s decision.