Being injured anywhere can be hard to deal with, especially when you have to have medical treatment. It means that you have a lot of bills to pay and you have to be able to pay for extra costs that you may have. If you have been injured at work, it may also mean that you have to work to get a settlement, deal with compensation and other issues. Here are five things that you should do when you have been injured on the job.
1. Report Your Injury ASAP
When you have been injured at work, it is important to report your injury as soon as possible. Even if you slice your finger and need to go see the doctor, you should call your employer and let them know about your medical treatment. This will help to ensure that the caregiver provides you with the care you need, and the insurance pays any bills that may come from your medical treatments. Do not wait to report an injury, because you could end up paying the bills.
2. Visit A Qualified Medical Professional Quickly
It is also important to quickly seek medical attention once you have been injured. Do not wait to finish the workday to go get treatment for an injury. This is something that can make a medical condition worse, and it can also jeopardize you getting the treatment you need for an injury, or being able to get a personal injury settlement to pay for any of the medical treatments that you may need to have.
3. Make Sure Care Providers Know You Were Injured On The Job
When you have been injured on the job, you may need to receive care in the emergency room. It is important that you let the caregivers know that you have been injured. This is for several reasons; one they will be able to give you the proper care, according to your injuries, and two it will ensure that your medical costs are paid by the workers' comp insurance or employer and not billed to you.
4. Workers' Comp Insurance Covers All Injuries, Even If You Are At Fault
When you have been injured on the job, the cause of the injury may have been your fault. This can be due to human error, but it does not mean that you are not covered by the insurance policy. With workers' comp insurance, you are covered by the insurance policy, whether the injury was your fault or not. If you are told you are not covered because it was your fault you were injured, seek the help of a personal injury lawyer.
5. Ask Your Employer About The Workers' Comp Insurance That Covers You
If you have been injured on the job, it is also important to know the workers' compensation coverage that your employer has. Ask them about the insurance policy, and whom you need to talk to about filing for a claim or reaching a settlement. If your employer does not give you this information or tells you they do not have insurance, contact a lawyer, one like Edward M Graves, for help with your case.