Workers Compensation is an insurance program that exists to protect the American worker. If you’re injured on the job, you may qualify for certain benefits, including medical care. However, filing a claim can be a lengthy process, and you may not even be approved. Fortunately, it’s possible to overcome the different challenges and get a faster approval.
Submit the Notice Immediately
Notify your boss of the injury as soon as you’re aware of it. Even if you don’t believe that you’re hurt, you should still file a report if you’ve been involved in an accident. This allows for a prompt investigation and faster approval. Submit the notice in writing to avoid lost details and information later.
See the Doctor
After putting in the company forms, make an appointment to have a doctor look at the injury. You want to send the message that this is a serious injury that should be treated. Ideally, you should see an independent doctor who will provide you with accurate information without trying to minimize the injuries.
Once a doctor releases you for any level of work, you’re required by law to start searching for a job. You can talk to your old company about appropriate assignments or apply