Were You Hurt On the Job? Here's What You Should Do
Wednesday, 13 May 2020

 If you got hurt on the job, you might be afraid and not sure what to do. Read this article to learn what you should do after being hurt on the job.

 Have you experienced an injury at work or been involved in a work-related accident? Then you may be in the position to file a worker's compensation claim and receive benefits until you've healed enough to return to work.

Being hurt on the job can negatively affect your ability to earn the income you need to provide for yourself and your family members. Below you'll found out eh the steps that you need to take when you've been injured at work.

What To Do When You've Been Hurt On The Job

Following a work-related accident, there are somethings that you need to do to properly file a worker's compensation claim. If the correct steps are not taken, it may affect whether or not you meet the guidelines to receive the benefits provided to you until your able to return to work.

Seek Immediate Treatment

After you've been injured, the first thing that you need to do is seek medical treatment for your injuries. You must go to a workers comp doctor because they will be able to provide an accurate assessment of all of your injuries to the worker's compensation board.

From there, they will be able to give you a treatment plan that will aid you in healing from your injuries. This is one of the most critical parts of the steps that you need to take because it will provide the evidence required to file your claim.

Typically, the cost of your medical treatment and rehabilitation will be paid by the business that you work for. You should check your companies policies on workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Notify Your Job

Once you've sought medical treatment for your injuries, the next step that you should take is notifying your supervisor of the injuries that you've sustained. You should also let them know how the accident occurred. 

You have 30 days from the day of the accident to provide a written account of the accident and your injuries to your employer. If you don't provide the written statement, you could lose the ability to be provided workers compensation.

File Your Claim

Once all of these have been done, you'll need to finish your claim and file it. You need to complete a Form C-3, and once it has been completed, you'll then send it to the board of workers' compensation for processing. 

Your claim needs to be filed within 2 years of the accident or injury. If it is not filed within the 2 years after the accident, then you may lose the benefits that have been provided to you during your time of recovery.

The Finale

When you've been hurt on the job, you can receive benefits that will help you support yourselves until your able to return to work. You must follow the steps that are provided above to correctly file your claim and receive these benefits.

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