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What are your priorities during your workers’ compensation case?

| Mar 18, 2021 | workers' compensation

If you’ve been hurt at work, there are a few different things that you need to do. These things don’t need to happen all at once, and in fact, it’s better to prioritize certain parts of your care and case.

During your workers’ compensation case, you’re going to have three main priorities. These include:

  1. Seeking medical care
  2. Reporting your injury as soon as possible
  3. Starting the claims process

Here is a little more on each one of these priorities.

  1. Seeking medical care

The top priority in any case where an injury is involved is seeking medical care. Whether you have a cut or serious head injury, the priority is for you to be seen by a medical professional.

If you need emergency care, you or someone else at the scene should call 911. If you can drive yourself to a hospital or urgent care, let your employer or someone at the scene know that you’re leaving and do so.

If you can wait, talk to your employer about where you should go for your exam. They may have a preferred medical provider for you to see. Remember, though, that you may be able to choose your own doctor in some cases if you prefer.

  1. Reporting your injury

There is a time limit on workers’ compensation cases, so it is vital that you report your injury as soon as you can. If you are unable to do so yourself, your doctor may be able to do so on your behalf if you let them know that this is a work-related injury. You should do your best to contact your medical provider within 24 hours of the incident so that they can help you with the claims process.

  1. Starting the claims process

Finally, the last step is to start the claims process. Your employer should help you start the claim. If they refuse or you have trouble with this, you can reach out to your attorney.

These are the priorities you should focus on during your claim. Your health is the main thing to worry about, so seek the care you need as soon as possible.