Employers are responsible for providing a safe, well maintained environment for their employees of all skill levels and expertise! If an employer fails to do this, injuries can occur. Some examples of such injuries are physical (broken bones for example), aggravation of existing conditions, occupational illnesses and, even, psychological injuries. At times it can be confusing for people to determine if their suffering is work related or not.
If you are injured at work, there are certain things you should do.
- You should report your injury to your employer as soon as possible.
- You should document your injury. Take photos of the area where it occurred on the job site and, if it is a physical injury, take photos of the injury itself.
- You should also file a claim with Workers Compensation. This puts your employer and their insurance company on formal notice of the injury.
You also have rights that you should be aware of.
- You have the right to file a claim with Workers Compensation.
- You have the right to see a doctor and pursue medical assistance.
- If your doctor says that you can return to work, you have the right to do so.
- If you cannot return to work, whether temporarily or permanently, you have the right to receive compensation.
- If you do not agree with something your employer or their insurance company claims, you have the right to appeal.
- You have the right to seek legal counsel.
It is important to note that you cannot be forced to use your own health insurance to cover any medical costs. Also, your employer cannot offer incentive of any kind to request that you not file a Workers Compensation claim.
Here at Tramontozzi Law Office we can offer you a free consultation to review your Workers Compensation claim. We are experienced in this field and can help ensure that you are treated fairly and receive the appropriate and maximum compensation you deserve. Call today at 781-665-0099.
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