What to Do If You Are Injured on the Job
At Eliot Levine & Associates, we understand that getting hurt on the job can throw your life into a tailspin. Instead of going to work and earning a paycheck, you may suddenly be stuck at home with a growing pile of bills.
Whether you work in construction, manufacturing or as a delivery driver, If you are injured on the job, it is imperative that you report the injury immediately to your employer after seeking necessary medical treatment. Be sure you are as detailed as possible, letting them know when, where and how the injury occurred. You have 30 days to notify your employer of your injury, you have 2 years after the date of the accident to file a claim or you may lose the right to workers’ compensation benefits. It is always best to file your claim as soon as possible, thereby preserving documentation. Please know that filing a workers’ compensation claim is not filing a lawsuit against your employer, it is a request for benefits.
If you are injured on the job, you should consult a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. This will ensure you correctly file your claim and that you do not miss any necessary paperwork or filings, ensuring you receive your benefits timely.
Do You Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Workers’ compensation can sometimes get complex and confusing. The attorneys at Eliot Levine & Associates are dedicated to helping you get the assistance and compensation you deserve. We will help you every step of the way.
Give us a call today, if you or someone you love has been injured on the job.