If are injured on the job, there are a few steps that you must take to give yourself a better chance of being adequately compensated after filing a workers’ compensation claim.
1. Seek medical attention and notify your employer
The first thing to do is seek medical attention and notify your employer that you were injured on the job. Be sure to notify your employer as soon as possible. When you do seek medical attention, be it from an emergency room or a walk in clinic, notify the medical provider that you were injured on the job.
2. File a claim with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board
Your next step is to file a C3, also known as a Claim Form, with the New York State Workers Compensation Board. This will establish your workers’ scompensation claim. Your medical providers will then fill out a C4 form (also known as a medical report) to be filed with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.
3. Call an experienced workers’ compensation attorney
We recommend that you seek out a and retain an experienced lawyer that handles workers’ compensation claims on a regular basis. Your lawyer will advise you on how to proceed in regards to medical providers and the proper documentation that is need to secure your indemnity and medical benefits.
The lawyers at Eliot Levine & Associates have represented countless clients in workplace injury cases. If you’ve been hurt on the job and you’re looking for an experienced workplace injury attorney, call us now for more information.