If you suffer an injury at work because of an accident caused by the negligence of someone else, Phoenix workers’ compensation attorneys may be able to help you secure the compensation you deserve. While the workers’ compensation process may seem complicated, there are only three critical steps that you need to follow.
1. Document the injury
If the injury occurred as a result of a single incident, it is absolutely essential that you report this to your employer as soon as possible, preferably immediately. You may not think the accident was particularly serious, you may even feel a little foolish or embarrassed, but the fact is many injuries do not reveal themselves until days or even weeks after the incident. By then, it will be too late to connect the injury directly to a particular incident. If you do not report the injury within 30 days and your employer is not able to investigate the cause, you may not be eligible for compensation. If your injury was caused by long-term exposure or repetitive motions involved in performing your work, you should tell your employer as soon as you discover the injury is work-related. If you do not understand the process, Phoenix workers’ compensation attorneys may be able to guide you.
2. Obtain emergency medical treatment
Seeking medical attention is important not only to obtain relief from injuries and prevent further damage, but also to more completely document the incident. Your employer may be able to suggest what doctor to see. Be sure to tell the doctor that your injury occurred while you were working or, if it developed over a period of time, that it may be related to your work.
Contact Phoenix Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
The sooner you speak to Phoenix workers’ compensation attorneys from Schiffman Law Office, P.C., the better. They may be able to advise you what tests or documentation you need to secure the best possible outcome from your claim for damages. Call (602) 235-0539 today.