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Injured on the Job? Here's What You Need to Know.

Posted 31-Jul-2017

Thousands of workers are injured every year on the job, despite their employers’ efforts to make the workplace a safe environment. Accidents constantly happen, whether as a result of bad luck, incompetence, or negligence on the part of a manager. If you were injured at work, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

The first things to do after sustaining an accident at work are to visit the doctor and notify your immediate supervisor of your injury within 30 days of the damage. Visiting the doctor will not only benefit your health, but it will provide your employer with proof you were documented with an injury while working. Notifying your supervisor will also get the workers’ compensation process started.

These benefits will provide you with weekly compensation to cover lost wages, death benefits, permanent or temporary partial disability benefits, and payment for any necessary medical services. Make sure to keep a journal of all symptoms you are experiencing as a result of your injury. If the workers’ compensation insurance company attempt to deny your claim, you can use this journal as a piece of evidence in court.

If you’ve been injured at work but need help applying for workers’ compensation, or you need help filing a denial, talk to our skilled San Antonio workers’ compensation attorney. The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC is devoted to advocating on behalf of injured workers in various industries. No matter how complicated the case, we can use our experience, skills, and knowledge on your behalf. Let us see how we can help.

Contact us at (210) 807-3178 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with us today. We look forward to speaking with you.

Categories: Workers' Compensation