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Work-related injuries can complicate your life more than many might expect. Most people have the expectations of being protected in the event of a workplace injury – they expect to have the medical bills covered, get paid for the time that it takes to recover, and if the injury was truly a result of neglect on the employer's behalf, they might even expect something a little extra to make up for the neglect. If you're suffering from a work-related injury, there are some things that you'll have to ensure that you do right, or you could void all protections that are in place for you. Here, you'll find a short list of things to make sure to take care of if you're hurt at work.
Work with a Work Injury Doctor
You might have your personal PCP that you'd go to for the flu, but if you're hurt at work, it's best to work with a work injury doctor. You see, these doctors know how the system works. Whether you're filing suit against your employer or simply utilizing the worker's disability insurance that you've paid into all of these years, you'll want a doctor to know how the system works.
Having a doctor who understands the system will help you to stay on top of all of the documents that will need to be sent here and there. You'll likely have to maintain a treatment schedule and report any changes to the lawyer or the insurance company – either way, if you miss deadlines on these documents or treatments, you could ruin your chances of the injury being covered.
Talk with a Work Injury Lawyer
You might have legal grounds to force the company to cover the cost of your medical treatment and pay for the time that you're going to spend in recovery and not able to work. The best way to know if you have a case is to talk with a work injury lawyer. He or she has seen many of these types of cases and will know the best course of action for you to take – it might not be to file suit against the company. The lawyer may be able to work something out without having to go through the lengthy legal process to do so.
These two people will work together to get you what you deserve. Workplace injuries happen too often – you are not alone.