I Got Hurt At Work, Help!
If you’ve recently suffered an injury related to your job, you’re not alone. Unfortunately these things happen, but the good news is you’re entitled to proper care! So if you’ve been hurt at work, we’re here to tell you what to do next.
We cannot stress this enough, but documentation is vital to your work injury. Not all companies will take your word for it, which is why you should have proper documentation. Depending on the severity of your injury, your next move should be to fill out paperwork. If you cannot get to it right away, do so as soon as possible. You need to properly report the incident and keep a copy for your records as well. This way, you can rest easy knowing you completed this step in the proper time frame, so a deadline cannot be used against you.
The most important step of this process is to ensure you receive proper care for your injury. As stated before, if you need emergency care, do not hesitate or wait to fill out incident reports. Even if your injury is not an emergency, you should seek care as soon as possible. Early treatment makes it more likely you will receive care and recover from your injuries faster. In addition, the less you wait, the lower the chances your company or their insurance can argue your injury is not related to work. Medical treatment is provided at the employer’s expense in Tennessee, and they will provide you a panel of physicians to choose from.
This is when things can become complicated. A personal injury lawyer might be the best answer if you’re having difficulty working with your employer about your medical care. An attorney can review your case and incident reports and help build a proper argument against your place of employment. You are entitled to proper treatment, and if you feel you are not receiving that, contact a lawyer. It’s also important to note that even if your employer is great, they, unfortunately, have to look out for the company in these instances. Just as they have to look out for themselves, you need to do the same as well!
At Slaughter Law Firm, we have helped tons of clients with their work-related injury cases. So if you’ve gotten hurt at work, we can help you! We are here to support you and ensure you receive the best care possible to return to work. If you feel you are not being treated fairly, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us online or at (423) 844-0560 today!