Nobody ever plans on getting hurt at work. If it ever happens to you, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits under New York State law. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may also be eligible for other benefits such as Social Security Disability (SSD), Disability Pension benefits, or even Accident claims.
What do you do when you get hurt at work? Below are 5 steps to follow should you get hurt on the job. Completing these steps will help when it comes to receiving your workers’ compensation benefits.
1) Report the Accident to your employer/supervisor as soon as possible
Informing your place of employment when you were injured is critical because it gives a date from which benefits should begin if you miss an extended period of time. It also informs your employer of the scope and severity of your injuries. If multiple injuries occur be sure to mention every body part that has been affected.
2) Seek Immediate Medical Treatment
Seek a medical professionals help as soon as you can for any injury. Keep records of any trips to doctors or hospitals you’ve taken as a result of injuries at work.
3) Obtain names and address of all witnesses to the accident
Having witnesses who can confirm you story will be beneficial should your case require it.
4) Do not Speak to anyone else about your claim other than your doctor
Speaking with others about your case can lead to inconsistent information being given out, resulting in a possible loss of benefits.
5) Call a Workers’ Compensation Attorney for assistance filing your claim and protecting your interests
Workers’ Compensation can be a complicated process. It’s always best to consult with an attorney to explain your legal options and protect your interests.
The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. is a Law Firm dedicated to making a real difference for real people. Please call our toll free number (855) 965-1515 if you have questions about a recent injury.
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