Despite all precautions, one may easily fall prey to workplace injury. When faced with it, one must take few essential steps failing which in one may face settlement dispute and may not get his justified claim amount.
The most critical steps one needs to take are:
Foremost, the injured person should move or be moved to a place of safety and first aid or available medical help provided to prevent any further injury or preventing the condition from deteriorating.
Next, one must immediately report the injury to the employer and any other authority as per the laid guidelines. While an employee is given some grace period of ten to fifteen days to report an injury; it is a smart move to report about it as early as possible.
Next, inform the healthcare provider about the injury is work-related. Ensure that one informs the doctor as well so that he can prepare all the required documents on time.
While one is getting the medical treatment of one’s choice which is allowed by most insurance companies; it is essential to keep a detailed account of all financial loss due to work loss and all expenses that one had to shoulder because of the injury. It will make the filing and claim procurement steps smoother.
As fast as possible, hire a specialized injury on job attorney who can not only direct one in the right way but can also give the checklist of required documents. He can talk to the employer as well as the insurance company. In case of any dispute; he can easily start the court proceedings.
All these steps will ensure a smooth ride and ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries and for the days you were unable to work.Read More