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4 Steps to Take After an Injury at Work

January 27, 2023

4 Steps to Take After an Injury at Work

There are many professions where on-the-job injuries are more common than others, but that does not mean injuries are acceptable.

Employers must provide workers’ compensation benefits for any employee injured while performing their job duties. These benefits include medical care and lost wages for the time spent recovering from injuries.

1. Report your injury to your supervisor

Report your injury or accident to your supervisor as soon as possible. Include the date of the injury and a description of what happened. Your employer will notify their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The insurance carrier will dictate which medical provider you may see.

2. Seek medical attention

Seek medical treatment following any injury you sustain while working. Let the medical provider know that the injury occurred at work. Get a written notice from the doctor regarding the injury. Follow through with all prescribed medical treatment and follow-up appointments.

3. Keep records

Keep track of all hours or days of missed work. Save copies of all records or your medical treatment, including the initial written notice about the injury from your doctor. Track out-of-pocket expenses that you hope to have reimbursed, including travel costs for medical appointments.

4. File a claim for workers’ compensation benefits

Lost wages are available once you have been out of work for eight days following a workplace injury. Depending on the severity of your injury, permanent disability benefits are also a possibility.

Death benefits are available under workers’ compensation to family members of those who die due to an on-the-job accident. These benefits include funeral expenses and the possibility of a portion of the weekly pay of the deceased.

Contact a Cherry Hill Workers’ Compensation Lawyer to Discuss Your New Jersey Workplace Injury Case

A workplace injury can be devastating, particularly if it prevents you from returning to work for an extended period of time. Although New Jersey Workers’ Compensation laws are supposed to provide you with reimbursement for medical expenses and replacement pay for missed time at work, it is not always easy to get the Workers’ Comp benefits you deserve. That is why you should speak with a knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation lawyer about your situation and get guidance throughout the claims process. The experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Garber Law, P.C. represent clients in Camden, Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Marlton, and all across New Jersey. Call 856-219-4628 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a consultation about your work injury case. Our main office is located at 1200 Laurel Oak Rd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043, and we also have an office in Philadelphia, PA.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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