When a person gets hurt on the job, usually workers’ compensation will kick in to take care of injuries that occur. Workers’ Compensation takes care of the medical bills, and the time loss from work for the injured party. It also takes care of rehabilitative services that may be needed. However, sometimes the benefit may not kick in automatically and the injured worker will need to call an attorney.
Things to Do After Getting Injured on the Job
When the employee gets hurt, if possible, the first thing to do is to report the incident immediately to the employer. After this, the employee is required to give the employer a written report within four days of the incident, if in a position to. The next thing to do is give an account as specific as possible concerning the events surrounding the injury. The quicker this process is done, the quicker the whole claim can be taken care of.
What Happens Next
Upon receiving the claim, the employer has 10 days in which to turn the claim in to the insurance company. The insurance company has 20 days to review and make an assessment on the claim after receiving it. If the claim is approved, the employee will receive two-thirds of the normal pay, but if not, it might be time to call upon an attorney.
Other Options That May Be Considered
In addition to the workers’ compensation claim, an injured employee can also file for one of two types of temporary disability: temporary total and temporary partial. Temporary total puts the employee of the position of not being able to work completely as before. Temporary partial means the employee must be put on reduced hours until he or she heals.
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