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Injured on the Job? 5 Steps to Workers’ Compensation

What should you do if you suffer an on the job injury? Most of us don’t consider the answer to this question unless we are forced to. Depending on your injury, it might be complicated and tough to figure out the best course of action. Unfortunately, work-related illness and injury are more common than you think. When you are involved in an accident, we understand how frustrating and debilitating it may be. That is why we have created this step-by-step guide to ensure you know precisely what to do should you find yourself in this circumstance.

1. Seek Medical Attention

Seek emergency medical attention to get the care you need. Once you’ve been treated for injuries, request documentation of the injuries and any related costs. Make sure to list ALL body parts impacted by the injury in as much detail as possible.

2. File a Report

Once you’ve been medically cleared, report the injuries to a manager or human resources representative for documentation. Give them the specifics of the accident and complete any documentation that may be required. It’s crucial to file a report as soon as possible.

3. Contact Insurance

If a third party’s activities caused your harm, make sure to file a claim with their insurance company. This may seem like a daunting task, but at Philpot Law Firm, our attorneys can help you through every step of the way.

4. Keep All Documentation

Keep all follow-up appointments with your doctors and properly document all injuries. The more information you have, the better!

5. Call Philpot Law Firm!

Contact the Philpot Law Firm! Companies’ insurance will try to settle for the minimum when it comes to your work compensation. We recognize that being unable to do your job or enjoy life as you did before your injury can cause a great deal of stress. It can be tough to know where to turn for assistance. Our attorneys have tremendous expertise in workers’ compensation and will help assist and navigate your case. We will be at your side every step of the journey. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation!