The first thing you should do upon sustaining an injury at work is to make sure an incident report is filled out by a manager or your supervisor. It’s important to have your cause and date of injury on file for future reference. Moving forward you may or may not be out of work, but if the injury is significant, you should always follow it up with a doctor’s appointment in lieu of future complications.
Remember that Workers’ Compensation will only take effect upon your fifth day out of work. However, once your employer is aware of the time you may need off, you can face resistance, and insufficient payments can ensue. Once you feel slighted, it’s recommended to get an attorney involved. Keches Law Group offers free consultations – a fee is only required once we win the case. With the help of one of our attorneys, you’ll be defended appropriately, and your deserved compensation will be sought after.
As you plan to tackle the case with one of our attorneys, it’s important to remember where you were injured, and what caused your injury. It’s critical to prove you were hurt while attempting to fulfill your job duties, and that your own negligence didn’t contribute. Overall, we want to be aware of any partial or extensive disabilities you’re now forced to cope with, any scarring that originated from the injury, and any trauma it may have caused.
Everyone deserves to feel safe at work, and we believe employees will only be able to truly focus and strive for promotion without the fear of their own safety while on the job. Please see here for a list of common questions we answered regarding workers’ compensation.
If you’ve experienced an injury at work and want the support of a practiced attorney, contact Keches Law Group at 617-898-0808 and talk to someone willing and able to help.