Each year, many employees are injured while on the job. While we all know about Worker’s Compensation, we rarely think about it until something happens. Here are some guidelines on what to expect if you are injured on the job.
First, be sure to notify your supervisor or other designated manager as soon as an injury occurs. Even if you don’t think there will be any medical treatment needed, you must immediately report the incident. If you have questions about your claim, talk to your supervisor, the human resources department or other designated person.
You will be asked to complete forms and be interviewed about the incident. Be sure to provide the names of witnesses. You will be given a case number to share with your doctor and other medical providers.
What If Your Claim is Denied?
If your claim is denied, you do have options. The law protects workers from being discriminated against due to having a workplace injury or filing a worker’s compensation claim.
If you experience discrimination after suffering a workplace injury, contact Tammy Bowles Raines for a free consultation.