Injuries at work happen all the time. After an injury, people need to know what to do as well as what not to do. Mistakes can lead to decreased settlement and benefits for the injured worker.
Common Mistakes Following a Workplace Injury
Not Reporting the Injury Immediately - Employees must report the injury to their employer within 10 days and file a worker’s compensation claim within 90 days. Even if the injury seems minor, it’s important to report it right away in case it gets worse over time.
Not Disclosing Previous Injuries – Not reporting a previous injury could result in losing your compensation. When filling out medical history forms, it’s important to be transparent about any previous work injuries.
Not Reporting All of Your Injuries – If you don’t report the entire extent of your injuries and then bring up secondary injuries later, the secondary injuries may not be covered.
Not Going Back to Work When You’re Able – When you have been deemed ‘able to work’, your employer may terminate your employment for refusal to work. If you make an attempt and show that the duties of the job are beyond your abilities, you have a case for not working.
Not Seeking Treatment For Your Injuries Chiropractors are doctors who are extensively trained in the treatment of soft tissue injuries such as: Lower Back Sprain/Strain, Neck Sprain/Strain, Disc Herniation, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Sciatica and more. You have nothing to lose by getting a diagnosis for your injuries. We offer a FREE CONSULTATION.
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