Have you sustained an injury at work? What steps should you take?
- As soon as possible after you are injured, tell your immediate supervisor or the human resources officer about your injury. You may lose your rights to claim Workers’ Compensation if you do not report your injury promptly.
- See your doctor and tell them that you were injured while working. It is easier to prove that you were injured at work if you see your doctor right away; waiting to receive treatment makes proving your claim more difficult.
- You or your employer should complete a First Report of Injury. You should receive a copy.
- Make sure to keep all documents necessary to prove your claim including medical records, medical bills, mileage amounts, paystubs, correspondence, forms, notes and documents you receive from your insurance company.
- Let your employer know how you are progressing – this includes treatment with your doctors, your work restrictions and your intentions to come back to work. If you don’t keep your employer informed, this may hurt your claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits as well as the relationship with your employer.
- Protect your rights by contacting a Workers’ Compensation lawyer. There will be attorneys working for your employer’s insurance company and you need someone to represent you and help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
If you have been hurt at work, if you have contracted an industrial illness or if you are disabled due to an occupational disease that arose from your work environment or activities, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Let our experienced Minnesota Workers’ Compensation attorney work for you to get the compensation that you deserve.
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