Workers’ compensation: Things you don’t want to forget about

If you suffer any type of work injury, it may mean that you are unable to return to your job in the near future. An injury could also lead to a situation in which you are faced with mounting medical bills.

This should lead you to learn more about the workers' compensation system, including whether or not you are in position to obtain benefits.

Claims can arise from all of the following:

  • Construction site accidents
  • Warehouse accidents
  • Factory accidents
  • Truck driver injuries
  • Health care injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Burns
  • Chemical exposure

If you suffer an on the job injury, regardless of the reason, here are some things you don't want to forget about:

  • You need to receive immediate medical attention
  • You should immediately report the accident to your employer.
  • You may have a third-party claim, meaning that you may be able to receive personal injury compensation to go along with workers' compensation.

At our law firm, we are familiar with the many challenges of making a workers' compensation claim. Although you are going through a difficult time, there are steps you can take to clear the air and better understand what the future will bring.

Although you do your best to avoid an on the job accident that causes injury, there is no way of knowing if this could happen in the future.

If you are injured on the job, turn your immediate attention to your health. From there, learn more about workers' compensation, third party claims and the steps you need to take in the days, weeks and months to follow.

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