While any injury can be difficult to deal with, one that is the result of a work-related accident has a much greater potential for stress. To help ensure that you are given the workers’ comp benefits that you need to recover properly, you will want to take certain steps.
These are the three crucial actions you must take following a work injury.
1. Seek Medical Attention
Having your medical needs addressed by a healthcare professional is the most important step to take, even if it might seem like your injuries are minor. It is common for certain work injuries to worsen over time, and you will benefit from the trained eye of a doctor.
Being able to show that you had doctor’s visits after your injury will also help you in the event that the insurance company or your employer tries to deny or undervalue your claim. Depending on your employer, you may need to visit a specific doctor.
2. Inform Your Employer
Following a workplace accident, you’ll need to let your employer know about your injury and the circumstances that caused it. Doing so will not only allow your employer to take steps to prevent a similar accident from happening in the future, but it should also begin your claim process.
Whether you work for a company with a dozen employees or thousands, your employer is most likely required to have workers’ compensation insurance. If they have insurance, you should be eligible for benefits. Once you’ve notified your employer of your work injury, they will send you forms to fill out.
3. Contact the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Douglas F. Kaleita P.C.
Before you fill out those forms, however, you should contact an Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney. For more than 30 years, Douglas F. Kaleita P.C. has helped injured workers get the full benefits they are entitled to. We’ve seen too many clients learn the hard way that employers and insurance companies do not have their best interests in mind. We’re here to help you avoid a denied claim.
Why our Atlanta workers’ compensation law firm is right for you:
- 30+ years of experience
- Millions of dollars won for our clients
- You don’t pay anything unless we recover for you
- Free case evaluations
Even if your claim seems like it should be straightforward, know that insurance companies have a reputation for making this process as confusing as possible. Our workers’ comp lawyers can help you avoid common pitfalls and, if your claim is unfairly denied, appeal the decision and fight for the benefits you need to move forward after a workplace accident.
Discuss your workplace injury during a free consultation. Call (888) 665-7699 or fill out our contact form to get started.