Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury

January 26, 2013 | Workers Compensation

If you get injured at the place of your employment, there are certain immediate steps you need to take in order to get the workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve. Below is a list of items that your Fairfield County workers’ compensation attorney wants you to follow to protect your workers’ compensation rights.

Notify your employer of your injuries. If you fail to give immediate and proper notice to your employer regarding your injuries, your claim for workers’ compensation benefits may be denied.

Get medical treatment. You have a duty to mitigate your damages, and this includes getting medical treatment for the injuries you have suffered.

Promptly file your workers’ compensation claim. You should hire a Fairfield County workers’ compensation attorney to file your claim before the statute of limitations runs and you are barred from getting the benefits you deserve.

Never give a recorded statement to the insurance company. It is imperative that you do not give any recorded statements or sign any documents without first consulting with your attorney.

Tell your attorney when you are ready to return to work. This is very important because the insurance company will be entitled to reimbursement for overpayments of benefits.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured during the course of your employment, it is in your best interest to immediately contact Fairfield County workers’ compensation attorney Mitchell Baker at (914) 681-9500 to help you file your workers’ compensation claim.