The first thing that you need to do is obtain medical aid ASAP. The cost of the necessary medical services is paid by your employer’s insurance carrier.
More importantly it is your job to notify your supervisor about the injury and the exact way that it happened as soon as possible. Remember to get this done in writing. If this task crosses over the standard 30 days then you may lose compensation benefits. You will also have to fill out a workers’ compensation form.
However, you will most probably be at the hospital before your employer even knows what happened therefore you can even have your doctor fill out a specific form if you notify him or her about getting injured on the job. Hospitals are required to inform any job-related injury to your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer within 3 days.
Your employer will have to send the workers’ compensation form to their insurer in 5 days time of being notified of your injury. Also, employers cannot keep their employees from filing injury claims or to state that the injury took place anywhere other than at work.
When you claim is accepted the insurer will most likely send you a Notice of Acceptance. This notice will also include the details of the medical conditions that the insurance will cover. At this point if you feel that there is something left out from the notice you must inform the company in writing.
The Difference Between Damages Caused By Personal Injury And A Workers’ Compensation Case
In a workers’ compensation case you can only get a weekly compensate, medical bills, vocational rehabilitation and permanent impairment benefits. In a personal injury case however, you are entitled to claim settlement for the pain, suffering, and other damages that you incur.
If you’ve been injured on the job and deserve compensation, please contact Jay Trucks & Associates today for your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. Our Michigan workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to help you fight for your rights and get compensation for your pain and suffering.