Detroit Workers Compensation Attorneys
If you’re Injured on the Job…
The first thing you should do is tell your employer or supervisor about your accident and/or injury.
Immediately following that, seek the medical attention you need. Even if you think your accident isn’t serious, it’s best to see a medical professional in case your injury gets worse. The more medical records you have, the better off you’ll be. If you refuse treatment and need to file a Workers’ Compensation claim later, it may hurt your chances of getting benefits.
Make Sure You Get a Report of Injury or Occupational Disease
Most of the time, your medical provider will have a Report of Injury or Occupational Disease form in order for you to file a Workers’ Compensation claim. However, if they don’t, you can get the form from the Department of Labor & Industries or from your self-insured employer’s Workers’ Compensation representative.
This report is crucial in helping you get Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Receiving Medical Treatment
For the first 28 days following your injury, your employer and/or insurance carrier can dictate your medical treatment. Unfortunately, that means they can tell you what doctors you visit. After 28 days, you are allowed to see the doctor of your choice for your treatment.
Make sure you keep track of all your medical records and treatment history. This includes doctor visits, physical therapy, prescription receipts and anything related to your injury or illness. Doing so will help boost your chances of getting the Workers’ Comp benefits you need.
When to Contact a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Depending on how serious your injury or illness is will determine whether you should call a Workers’ Compensation attorney. If you need help getting Workers’ Comp benefits, we want to help.