What Should I Do After an Accident at Work?
Getting into an accident at work is always a possibility. While it happens far less in some industries and careers than others, work related accidents are a very real thing and it’s important for you to understand what you can do and what you’re eligible for under certain employers.
So what do you do if you’ve just experienced an accident at the workplace?
Get Medical Attention First!
Before you do anything, make sure to get medical attention and treatment as necessary. It may not always be possible to determine the severity of an accident, as some accidents can be fairly minor but others can be more severe (even if they look “okay”). Always treat the accident first with first aid or medical treatment.
Notify a Supervisor or Manager as Soon as Possible
When an accident happens, whether it’s you or someone else on the workforce, the supervisor on duty or another high ranking employee on the team needs to be made aware of the incident. In fact, if the injury is not reported within a certain time frame (30 days) from the date of the accident, there is a huge risk of losing out on the right to get workers compensation benefits.
Complete Any Required Claims for Worker’s Compensation as Needed
It’s critical that you take your time in filling out workers compensation paperwork. Talk to your supervisor and/or employer to learn more about the workers compensation process and as you search for a workers compensation doctor. Failing to fill out the paperwork correctly could mean a loss in the right to gain workers compensation benefits.
Keep Up with Doctor’s Orders and Treatment
Last but not least is to stay on top of the orders and treatment prescribed by your workers compensation doctor. This will help you to make a smooth and quick recovery so that you can get back to your job or alleviate any injury related pain and soreness.
Contact us today if you’re looking for a workers compensation doctor. We can help patients through a wide range of injury related situations that occur while on the job. Each workers compensation doctor is experienced with workers compensation programs and can help you navigate through the process effectively.