For people who have suffered a work-related injury, it can be confusing knowing what steps to take in order to get workers' compensation benefits. This article will discuss what injured workers should do in the days following their injuries. By taking these steps, workers can preserve their legal rights.
As soon as you possibly can, inform your employer that you have been injured. Also, seek medical treatment relating to your injuries and save all receipts and records related to your medical treatments and appointments.
Get a claim from your employer. On the claim form, be sure to describe your illness and/or work-related injury and how it came about. List all the details related to your injury and/or illness and how the condition has affected you in terms of whether you can still complete your daily job duties and other daily activities. Make note of how many days you have not been able to go to work as a result of your injury. Also, keep track of mileage on your car that was spent driving to medical appointments, in addition to other expenses like prescription costs. Keep records related to any and all of your out-of-pocket costs and any insurance information from your medical insurance provider.
It doesn't matter where you are at in the workers' compensation claim process. It could be that you have already been denied workers' compensation benefits, and even a secondary petition has been denied. The Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, PA, in Manalapan, New Jersey, is available to help you with your injuries and your workers' compensation claim to determine if we can help you seek benefits.