What You Need To Do After A Work Injury

If you’ve been injured at work, there are certain things that you must do to protect your legal right to Massachusetts workers compensation benefits.  While the following may seem obvious or common sense, the following touch on some of the most common mistakes that injured workers make following an on the job accident.  I deal with these issues every day in my Massachusetts workers compensation law practice.

  • Report the accident immediately to your employer.
  • Fill out an accident report with your employer or ask your supervisor or Human Resources Department to complete and accident report.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you have been injured at work.  Tell the nurses and doctors how your injury happened and be sure to tell them that you were injured at work if your injury occurred on the job.
  • If your doctor gives you a disability note to stay out of work due to your work injury, give a copy of the disability note to your employer immediately.  Keep the original disability note.
  • Ask your employer to report the accident to their workers comp insurer and find out the name of the workers comp insurance company.
  • If you are seriously injured and remain disabled from work due to your work injury, seek additional medical treatment.  Be sure to give your doctor the complete history of your work accident.
  • If you are going to be disabled indefinately, contact an experienced Massachusetts workers compensation attorney immediately.  Even if you are receiving workers comp benefits, contact a workers comp lawyer to make sure that you are receiving all the benefits to wich you are entitled and to advise you about your legal rights to workers comp.  In some cases, you may be entitled to additional benefits over and above workers compensation through a third-party claim against a negligent person or company who may be legally responsible for your work injury.

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