Even if you are a safe worker, it’s still possible for you to suffer an injury in the workplace. On the job injuries are often very sudden and very damaging, possibly causing you to miss work and lose your income for an extended period. If you’re to be out of work for a significant amount of time due to a workplace injury, then you might be thinking about filing for workers’ comp benefits.
Here are some easy tips for submitting a work accident report so that you get your workers’ comp benefits after a work related accident.
DON’T DELAY YOUR REPORT
As with everything in life, the key for a successful work accident report is timing. When an employee delays filing a work accident report, it can indicate to your workers’ comp board that your injury isn’t serious enough to warrant benefits. Additionally, there is usually a time limit where you are allowed to file a workers’ comp claim. Most filing limits are thirty days. If you allow this period to expire without filing, you might miss out on your benefits.
As soon as you are able after your injury, fill out and submit your work accident report.
FULLY DETAIL YOUR ACCIDENT
When you are ready to fill out your work accident report, it’s important that you include the right information. This is because the workers’ comp board will use the information in your report to determine if you are eligible for benefits.
First, you will need to record the time and date of your injury, as well as how it occurred. You should also be sure to provide the names of any other employees who were involved. Second, explain your injury. Include what areas of your body are affected and how severe the injuries are. Finally, fully detail any medical treatments you have undergone.
If you fill out your work accident report successfully, you’ll increase the likelihood of receiving your benefits.
KEEP RECORDS TO HELP WITH YOUR CLAIM
If you want to ensure that your claim goes through, then you need to be vigilant about keeping records related to your injury. Should your claim be denied, or if more information is requested, these records will be very important.
First, keep a file containing all of the forms and documents you receive and fill out. Next, keep track of how your injury is affecting your ability to work. You should also collect pay stubs from before and after your injury to demonstrate any damage to your earning ability. Lastly, document both your medical records and any out of pocket medical expenses. This will be useful if you have to seek compensation for your medical bills.
FIND HELP AFTER A WORK RELATED ACCIDENT
Unfortunately, despite the fact that you’ve filled out your accident report correctly, your workers’ comp claim might still be denied. If you’re struggling to be approved for your benefits after a work-related accident, then you should get representation from Dunnion Law.
When you work with the legal professionals of Dunnion Law, you’ll be getting the help you need to win your benefits so that you can recover from your injury. Get in touch with us today so that we can start working on your claim.