Injury To Do List:
1. Report your injury to your Employer and seek out appropriate medical treatment.
Your employer may have a health care provider on your work site and if consistent with your employer’s instructions present yourself to that health provider if appropriate.
If there is no employer on-site or designated off-site health care provider, seek medical care appropriate to your medical needs. Depending on your circumstances, appropriate health care may be obtained from your family doctor or a hospital emergency room.
2. Tell your health care provider that your injury is related to your work and the name of your employer. This information allows the health care provider to bill treatment as a Workers’ Compensation claim.
3. As soon as possible, inform an appropriate manager of your employer or the owner of your company that you have experienced a work related accident. If you can personally report your injury, do so. If you are unable to report your injury because of your medical condition, have a family member, friend or health care provider notify your employer of the injury as soon as possible.
Call an attorney for any questions and help. The Workers Compensation System can be confusing and not make sense. Legal definitions are different than the way we use certain terms in everyday conversation. A term like “accident” has multiple meanings. Speak with an attorney before giving any written or recorded statements to the employer or insurance carrier.
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