What to do if you are injured on the job

After suffering an injury on the job, it is your legal right to collect workers’ compensation benefits as you recover. However, the claims process is complicated to navigate alone, and there are many factors that may stand between you and the payments you are entitled to. Educating yourself on what to do during the claims process is crucial to your case.

If you were hurt at work, doing the following is your best chance at approval for workers’ compensation benefits:

Seek medical treatment.

If you were injured on the job, seeking medical treatment is vital not just for your health and well-being and supporting your case. This also extends to attending follow-up appointments and following your medical provider’s orders. 

Report the accident.

You must report your injury to your employer immediately and make sure you do it in writing for your records. This indicates that the injury you suffered at work is urgent and should be taken seriously. If you wait to report your injury, your claim could be at risk of denial.

Keep accurate records. 

You must keep accurate and detailed records of your experience after being hurt on the job. This includes your missed wages, medical records, and receipts for all medical bills. These will help ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.

Get help handling your claim. 

For your best chance at approval for workers’ compensation benefits, having a reputable workers’ compensation attorney by your side is a must. A skilled attorney will manage your claims process, gather all of the required evidence for your case, and ensure your rights are protected from the initial claim to appeals.

Hurt at Work in Boston? Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers Are On Your Side

Our workers’ compensation attorneys at Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers know how to handle your worker’s compensation case from start to finish. The laws in the Commonwealth are complex, and workers are at risk of denial of the benefits they need to recover. That’s why we stand up for the injured workers and their families to ensure they receive maximum compensation to get back on track.

Hurt at work? Contact us today by submitting a contact form below or calling our office at 617-777-7777 for a free legal consultation.

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