Are You Entitled to Compensation from a Work-Related Injury?

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No matter how careful you are in the workplace it’s likely that someone will leave something in your path on any given day that might cause a slip or fall that can injure you and could impact your quality of life. Once you have an injury you’ll need medical care, therapy, and follow-up visits that can impact your budget and cause you to have to rely on your savings account which you had planned for more joyous events. Let’s review some facts that you may want to remember just in case you’re ever injured on the job and need to make a compensation claim.

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  • An accident at work claim must be substantiated by accurate documentation which is why you should record the details of your accident as quickly as possible after it happens. Ask your colleagues who witnessed the accident to write down their recollections as soon as they have the time to do so. File the proper accident forms with the person at your company who is in charge of safety in the workplace so that you can move forward with filing your claim as quickly as possible.
  • You will have to see and be treated by a healthcare professional that can attest to the severity of your injury, how it will impact your return to work, and why you need to make a compensation claim. You will probably need to use some of your compensation to pay for your medical treatment as well as your household expenses whilst you are off work.
  • If you have a severe sprain, broken bones and fractures, back or neck injuries, or shoulder injuries you will have to take some time off to recuperate until you can lift, stand on your feet, or perform normally at work again. Watch the symptoms that you begin to experience carefully so that should complications from your injury begin to emerge you can address them with your healthcare professional immediately.

No matter how careful you are in the workplace it’s likely that someone will leave something in your path on any given day that might cause a slip or fall that can injure you and could impact your quality of life. Once you have an injury you’ll need medical care, therapy, and follow-up visits that can impact your budget and cause you to have to rely on your savings account which you had planned for more joyous events. Let’s review some facts that you may want to remember just in case you’re ever injured on the job and need to make a compensation claim.

  • An accident at work claim must be substantiated by accurate documentation which is why you should record the details of your accident as quickly as possible after it happens. Ask your colleagues who witnessed the accident to write down their recollections as soon as they have the time to do so. File the proper accident forms with the person at your company who is in charge of safety in the workplace so that you can move forward with filing your claim as quickly as possible.
  • You will have to see and be treated by a healthcare professional that can attest to the severity of your injury, how it will impact your return to work, and why you need to make a compensation claim. You will probably need to use some of your compensation to pay for your medical treatment as well as your household expenses whilst you are off work.
  • If you have a severe sprain, broken bones and fractures, back or neck injuries, or shoulder injuries you will have to take some time off to recuperate until you can lift, stand on your feet, or perform normally at work again. Watch the symptoms that you begin to experience carefully so that should complications from your injury begin to emerge you can address them with your healthcare professional immediately.