Workplace injuries can happen anytime. When a serious injury occurs at your workplace, there are specific steps that need to be taken to report the incident correctly. Failure to follow these important steps can result in you not getting the workers compensation benefits you deserve. Read on to learn about the steps you should take after a serious workplace injury.
- Notify a boss or supervisor ASAP about the injury. Waiting too long to notify someone at your place of work can result in crucial evidence being lost. Additionally, you should keep a personal record of who you notified and the time and date of notification.
- Once a supervisor is aware an injury has occurred, you should seek medical attention immediately. Getting treatment for your injuries will not only benefit your health and wellness, but will also provide proper documentation of your injuries.
- Next, follow your doctor’s orders on recovery. Failing to do so could risk your benefits being terminated.
- If you have seen a doctor and are on the road to recovery, you may still be struggling with what to do next. Workers compensation cases can be difficult and overwhelming, especially if you are still recovering from injuries. Consulting with an attorney will allow you to get all of your questions answered and get a professional opinion on the next steps you should take.
Workers’ compensation laws in Kentucky have been put in place to help protect workers, but it can often be difficult to prove how and where your injury occurred. Having a detailed report of your injuries and how they occurred will help with your case.
Our attorney’s will evaluate your case and fight to get the compensation benefits that you deserve. If you have been hurt on the job, don’t hesitate to call us today.