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What Do I Do After a Workplace Injury?

A workplace injury can be one of the most challenging to overcome. Nobody expects to suffer severe injuries at work. However, it happens. When it does, workers should know what they must do to protect themselves and pursue the compensation they deserve. Below, we’ll explain the steps you should take after a workplace injury to protect your rights.

Please be advised, not all work injuries go through workers’ comp. You may have a personal injury case, and it helps to speak with a lawyer.

Report Your Injury to Your Employer

Make sure you report the accident to your employer promptly after it occurs. If you don’t report the incident, it can significantly impact your claim. Your employer and the workers’ comp insurance provider may try to deny your claim if you don’t report the incident quickly.

Seek Medical Attention

Your health should remain a top priority. If you suffer an injury at work, you need to work quickly to have a doctor diagnose your injury and treat it accordingly. Receiving treatment for your injuries is the best reason to see a doctor; however, it can also help you create a medical record so that you can strengthen your claim.

Hire a Lawyer

A lawyer can help protect your rights to pursue benefits. When you hire a lawyer, you benefit from someone positioning your case to pursue the maximum compensation possible. A lawyer can also safeguard you from the tactics that insurance companies use to deny or minimize claims.

File Your Claim

You can request claim paperwork from your employer, but it helps to have your lawyer file the claim with you. Filing a claim means ensuring accuracy. It’s easy to make a minor mistake on paperwork when you file a claim on your own. Insurance companies are quick to use any error against you.

Our workers’ compensation lawyers are here for you when it matters most. At Crane Flores, LLP, we work to pursue justice on your behalf and get you the benefits that help you move forward after a work injury. We’ll be there for you with award-winning service and a commitment to results.

Call our firm today at (805) 628-4967.