When someone is injured on the job, they often feel overwhelmed. Being out of work and facing medical bills is frightening. Thankfully, some laws protect injured workers, providing wage replacement and medical benefits. Knowing how to go through the process is vital for helping injured workers to be prepared.
Steps Involved in Filing For Worker’s Compensation
There are a few different steps involved in filing for worker’s compensation. Knowing the steps helps injured workers to avoid delays and unfair denials that sometimes occur because the right steps are not followed.
- The first step an injured worker needs to take is to inform their employer of the injury. In some states, waiting too long to report an injury will lead to a forfeiture of benefits. Prompt reporting is key to getting the process started.
- Once the report has been made to the employer, the employer is responsible for reporting the injury