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5 Steps To Do Immediately If You're Hurt On The Job

If you get hurt at work, it’s important to take immediate action to ensure that you receive the medical treatment you need and that your employer is aware of the incident. Here are the steps you should take if you’re injured on the job:


  1. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if your injury seems minor, it’s important to have it evaluated by a medical professional to ensure that you receive the appropriate treatment. If your injury requires emergency care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

  2. Report the injury to your employer. In most states, you have a set amount of time after an injury to report it to your employer. If you fail to report your injury within this time frame, you may be unable to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

  3. Complete and submit the required paperwork. Your employer will likely have you complete a report of the incident, and you’ll also need to fill out a workers’ compensation claim form. Make sure that you provide accurate and complete information on these forms.

  4. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Your doctor will provide you with a plan for treatment and recovery, and it’s important to follow this plan closely to ensure that you make a full recovery.

  5. Keep records. Keep track of all medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs related to your injury. This information will be needed when you file your workers’ compensation claim.

By following these steps, you can ensure that you receive the medical treatment you need and that your employer is aware of the incident, which can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Remember that you should always seek legal advice if you have any questions or concerns about your rights and benefits as a worker. To contact one of our legal experts to help you with your case, click here.

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