First Steps After Being Injured At Work
After being injured on the job, you need to think of your own priorities first and you need to act accordingly. Here are some basic first steps and advice that can help preserve your ability to bring a successful workers’ compensation claim.
- Report your injury to your supervisor — Do not hide your injury. Do not downplay your injury. Tell your supervisor and request a claim form so that the process is properly documented. Small missteps at the outset of a case can have a major impact on people’s ability to get the help they are entitled to.
- Seek medical care — Getting better is the end goal. Obtaining an accurate assessment of your injuries and their severity is crucial to making sure you receive the proper treatment. If your employer refuses to document your injuries or refuses to provide treatment, you should seek legal help.
- Seek legal help — The insurance companies that provide workers’ compensation coverage to employers are profit-driven businesses that do not have your interests as their concern. Having an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer by your side can help ensure that you receive all of the compensation and benefits you deserve.
- Do not quit your job — Often after an on-the-job accident, people try and work through the pain. They want to prove they can still do the job. When they find they cannot perform, they quit. Do not quit. It could impact the success of your workers’ compensation claim.
Help From A Former Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney
At the Law Offices of Anthony Choe, our firm is here to help guide you through the workers’ compensation process from beginning to end. While we encourage people to come to us as soon as they have been injured, we want people to know that we take cases on at any point in the process. So, if you are unhappy with the progress of your case, we will be happy to talk to you and let you know if we can help.
Attorney Anthony Choe brings years of experience on the other side of these types of cases. He began his career as a workers’ compensation defense attorney. He now uses what he learned in that role to help injured workers fight for what they need to help them move forward with their lives again.
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Taking the right steps after being hurt on the job can be essential to protecting your ability to obtain compensation and benefits. Turn to the Law Offices of Anthony Choe for help understanding what you need to do. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 213-986-8498 or contact us online.