Why You Should Report Your Workplace Accident Even If You Don't Feel Pain

More than 4.6 million workers are injured every year. The most common industries that these injuries occur in include service, transportation, shipping, manufacturing, installation and repair, and construction. Accidents often happen due to overexertion, contact with equipment and materials, and falls. 

The steps you take following an injury can make or break your case against an employer when it comes to collecting compensation for your injury. At Advanced Care Specialists, our team of skilled physicians is here to provide you with the best in health care. And that’s why we’re providing you with this guide on what to do after a workplace injury. 

Make your injury known

The most important step you can take is to make your injury known. Let your supervisor know as soon as possible. Of course, your health comes first. If you need immediate medical attention, seek it right away.  

Making your injury known is an important step because this way your company will have a record of the injury. When you let your company know, you should also establish an electronic trail. Always send an email or text explaining your injury to establish what took place.

Get medical care as soon as possible

You may not always feel the pain or symptoms that can come with an injury right away. You may feel perfectly fine at first, only to experience symptoms later, such as pain, fatigue, and dizziness. And beyond these symptoms, there’s a potential that your injury could affect your health in the future. 

Seeking medical care soon will also help when filing a claim down the road or if your case ends up in court. By getting medical care as soon as possible, you’ll have medical files documenting your injury as well as a record of treatment provided by your health providers.  

File your claim 

After you’ve received the proper medical care, you’ll want to file a claim to ensure that your medical costs are covered and that you’re compensated for lost wages. We know just how overwhelming the claims process can be and how much paperwork can be involved.

We’ll answer any questions you have and fill out any forms that are required to be filled out by a doctor. We’re workers compensation injury specialists, and we know what’s required for injury claims. And we’re also very familiar with the paperwork involved in federal work injuries.

If you’ve been injured on the job, we can help get you well and guide you through the maze of paperwork that may be involved. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Advanced Care Specialist today.

 

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