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How to Handle Your Work Injury

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2017 | Workers' Compensation |

Handling your workers’ compensation injury can be a long and arduous task.  However, there are certain pointers that can help you navigate the world of workers’ compensation with relative ease, that is, if there is such a thing as relative ease in workers’ compensation.

  1. Always report your injury immediately. Occasionally, individuals believe that they may have just suffered a tweak or small boo-boo.  An employee should never assume that his/her injury at work is mundane and will remedy itself.  Employees must report the injury as soon as possible.  Further, the employee must ensure that a proper report is taken.  In fact, employees should demand that a report be taken down in writing.  Similarly, an injured employee should seek medical treatment immediately.
  1. Often workers’ compensation carriers are unresponsive. If you experience this issue, call an attorney immediately.  Workers’ compensation insurance carriers are often in the habit of ignoring injured workers.  Hiring an attorney to guide you through the process in terms of getting their attention can be invaluable.
  1. Even if an injury is properly reported, some workers’ compensation insurance carriers are in the habit of denying individuals immediately. If you are denied, call a workers’ compensation attorney immediately.

When you are hurt at work, you are eligible for multiple benefits, including; 1) medical, 2) future medical, 3) temporary total disability, 4) permanent partial disability.  Workers’ compensation carriers are not in the habit of notifying you of the extent of available benefits.  It is always best to hire a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. If you are wondering how to handle a work injury, seek out the best lawyers that Kentucky has to offer by calling 270-908-4914. Our work injury lawyers strive to provide wise legal counsel in a variety of different situations.