There is no way to predict when an accident resulting in injury will happen. No matter how careful and cautious you are, accidents can and do happen. When you are injured in the workplace there are specific steps that you should take to ensure that the incident in reported correctly. Failure to report the incident correctly can decrease your chances or getting the compensation benefits that you deserve. Read on to learn about how to handle a workplace injury.
- After the incident has occurred, notify a boss or supervisor as soon as possible. Waiting to report the injury at work can result in crucial evidence being lost. Additionally, keep a record of who you notified about the incident and the details on the time and date of notification.
- Once someone at your workplace was notified of the injury, seek medical attention immediately. Receiving medical attention and treatment for your injuries is crucial to your health and wellness, and will provide proper documentation of your injuries.
- After receiving medical care, follow your doctor’s orders on recovery. Failing to follow any of your doctor’s orders could risk your benefits being terminated.
- While on the road to recovery, you may still be struggling with what to do next. Workers compensation cases can be overwhelming and difficult to handle while you are recovering. Consulting with an attorney will allow you to get all of your questions answered and get a professional opinion on the next steps you should take to get compensation benefits.
If you are struggling with a workers compensation case, call our Kevin Crooks today. Our attorneys have knowledge of workers compensation laws in Kentucky and will fight to get you the benefits that you deserve.