Getting injured on the job can happen to anyone. Whether it is a slip and fall accident in an office, or a traumatic injury in the industrial sector, all workers are entitled to the same protection. To make sure that you are able to qualify for Worker’s Compensation, it is important to follow these steps:
Seek Medical Attention
First and foremost, seek medical attention in the event of serious injury. If the injury does not require immediate attention, check with your employer if you can go to your family physician, or if you have to go to an employer appointed doctor. Notify the medical professionals that it was a work related accident.
Notify a Supervisor
To be entitled to Worker’s Compensation you must notify a supervisor of your injury within 30 days. Preferably the notification should be done in writing with a copy for your own records. If you sought medical attention, forward any doctor’s notes to your supervisor.
Contact a Lawyer
Navigating a Worker’s Compensation claim can be a long confusing process, and having an experienced lawyer to work out the details can be invaluable. If you do not understand any part of your claim it is vital to contact a Worker’s Compensation lawyer. If you are required to stand in front of a judge as a part of your claim it is important to have a lawyer represent you.
If you are unsatisfied with your employer’s insurance provider’s determination on your Worker’s Compensation claim, your lawyer can contact the Nebraska Worker’s Compensation Court to discuss options.
If you are injured on the job the most important thing is to get healthy and get you back to work. If you or someone you know was hurt in the job, contact us for a consultation.