If you are injured while on the job, it is important to follow some specific steps so you can pursue the compensation you deserve. You need to be aware of the procedures and timeline that need to be followed to receive benefits. Here are the two most important things that you need to do:
The first thing you need to do is notify your employer of the injury. You can report it to your supervisor in a meeting, but an official report will also need to be filed. You only have 90 days to complete this notification, so you should do it promptly. When you report your injury, you need to make record of when, where and how the accident happened. You should also keep a copy of the report for yourself.
Make a Claim
If you are seeking benefits from workers’ compensation, a claim must be made within two years of the injury. If time has passed, but you have been working while in pain, you are still eligible to receive benefits so long as you are still within the two years of the injury.
Work-related injuries can be overwhelming when you fear that they could affect your job and income. Contact Gordon & Pont PC to speak with a workers’ compensation attorney today.