If you're seriously hurt at work, you need medical care fast, before you get worse. No one knows how bad you're hurt more than you, and you can't expect your co-workers or supervisor to take care of you.
Most importantly, to get medical care and ANY benefits from workers' comp, you've got to tell your employer you got hurt. There's some things in life you've got to do on your own, and this is one of them.
Luckily, in this brief video, South Carolina workers compensation lawyer Rob Usry gives guidance on how to notify your employer the right way to get you on the road to benefits.
Here's an answer to a question on workers compensation clients need to know.
“Who do you tell when you get hurt at work?”
Ideally you tell your manager or your supervisor at the job site when it happens. But if symptoms pop up after you get home you tell them immediately when you get back. Don’t let anyone put you off if you're in pain be a pain. Go up the chain of command until somebody takes action for you. You need help before you get worse and once it's finally been reported here's the next steps.
- You might fill out some paperwork.
- The insurance company should be contacted.
- Shortly after that you should get a trip to the workers compensation doctor paid for by the insurance company.
After you do all this congratulations you've done all you can do to get your case started but you can't count on the insurance company to do right by you. You’re involved in a complicated system where an insurance company is going to look to take advantage of you and shortchange your financial compensation rights or even your medical care.
If you're worried about getting taken advantage of or you just have a question, fill out our get help now form at the top of the page and you'll get an answer from an experienced workers compensation attorney. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon.