What To Do When You Are Injured On the Job

If you are injured on the job, your medical bills may be covered by your employer under workers’ compensation laws. However, in order to be eligible to a valid workers’ compensation claim, there are a few steps that you must follow.

First, you must give notice to your employer of the injury. Oftentimes, an injured employee is hesitant to report an injury in the hopes that it will improve over time. Frequently, employees are uncertain about whether to inform their manager or employer because they do not want to be viewed as a complainer. However, workers’ compensation laws require that an employee promptly give notice of the injury to his or her employer so that the employer is given the opportunity to adequately investigate the injury. The more time that passes between the injury and employer notification, the more room an employer has to dispute the claim on the grounds that the injury may have happened elsewhere.

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