What to Do If You Are Injured On the Job

If you get injured while working, it’s important that you follow the below steps.

Get a First Aid kit and any other necessary medical treatment that you can find. If you feel your unable to work, then this requires immediate attention by a health care provider.  If you end up working through the end of the day, make sure you contact an attorney and/or doctor as soon as possible.

In some cases, you might need diagnostic tests or prescriptions. Then your employer or your worker’s compensation insurance will ask you to get your tests done (or medications) from a diagnostic network, or from a particular pharmacy network of pharmacies they are in contract with. In such a scenario then you will be provided with a written notice from your employer or your workers compensation insurance carrier.

If the case is not disputed, then all the necessary medical services costs will be covered by your employer or by your employer’s insurance carrier. You may be requested by Health Care Providers to sign form A-9. The form is intended to provide a notice to the injured worker that she/ he should be prepared to personally cover his/her medical bills should the Workers Compensation Board disregard the claim or if the injured worker doesn’t pursue the claim.

Another important thing is to notify your supervisor about the incident and the injury. Give as much details as you can have related to the incident and the injury. You are expected to do this in writing within a time span of 30 days or you will lose the right to workers’ compensations benefits. In cases of occupational diseases then a 2-year time frame after disablement under which a notification will be given, or 2 years after claimant knew or should have known that the disease was work related. This time frame applies also to filling for a claim for worker’s compensation, by filling the Form C-3 and sending it to the Workers Compensation Board by mail.

To ensure a fast and comfortable recovery, an injured worker should.

  • Follow doctor’s instructions to speed full recovery.
  • Attend an Independent Medical Examination if you are required to do so.
  • Go back to work as soon as you are able.
  • Attend such hearings as may be held in the case, when you are notified to appear

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