Do you know what to do if you are injured on the job? The process for starting a claim is simple, but in stressful times, it can be hard to remember! Here are four simple steps to complete if you experience a construction accident or injury.
Report the Injury to Your Employer – As soon as it is feasible to do so, inform your employer or premise owner. A phone call or voice mail is a good idea, but you should also notify them in writing and keep a copy of the email or letter for your own records.
Complete a Claim Form – Your employer is required to give you a claim form after any accident or injury. Fill the form out. Don’t miss any fields, and provide as much details as possible. Again, keep a copy of this for your own records. Your employer is responsible for notifying their insurance company and getting medical help for you.
File a Claim – File a worker’s comp claim as soon as possible. This will start the process for benefits, preventing a delay in claim approval.
Consult a Lawyer – Most lawyers, including our own firm, offer a free case consultation. It’s a good idea for you to go ahead and have your case reviewed. You might be eligible for more than just worker’s compensation if the accident was a result of negligence or if a third party is liable.