Workplace injuries can be frightening and overwhelming for an employee. You may be concerned about how the injury is going to impact your job in addition to your worries about your physical well-being. Fortunately, Idaho employees may be entitled to benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation laws. If you are injured on-the-job, you should consider taking the following actions:
- Notify your employer and supervisor of the injury as soon as possible. If you cannot reach an employer or supervisor, contact human resources at your place of work.
- Obtain medical assistance right away. While your health and well being is clearly the first priority following an accident, seeking out a medical evaluation and treatment also helps to document your injury. This documentation is crucial to your ability to obtain workers’ compensation benefits while you recover from your injury.
- Complete an accident report as soon as possible following the injury. The more timely your report, the better. Your company should have a standard incident report that is made available to all employees. It is important to request this form if one is not offered to you. It is also important to keep a copy for your own records—even if you give the original to your employer. If you are too injured to complete the report yourself, you may request that someone else fill it out on your behalf.
- Contact an experienced Boise workers’ compensation attorney who can help ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Since workers’ compensation benefits may be your largest source of income during your recovery, it is vital that you begin the process of filing a claim in the proper manner, as quickly as possible after the accident. To learn more about pursuing a claim, contact an experienced Boise workers’ compensation lawyer. Call our firm today at 888-716-8021 today to schedule your free consultation.
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