Many people in Texas suffer from workplace accidents every year. A lot of them are denied fair worker’s compensation. If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence make sure you receive quality healthcare services and claim worker’s compensation properly. Visit Specialty Care Clinics for quality treatment of workplace injury, we also provide good worker’s compensation. Call us now. Here are some steps to take if you are suffering from an injury at the workplace.
REPORT THE WORKPLACE INJURY IMMEDIATELY
Many workers who get hurt because of a job-related injury, such as a back injury at the workplace, are very hesitant to report the injury. People think they will be thought of as “complainers” or “whiners” if they report a workplace injury before they come to know how severe their injury is. And most of the time, pain in the back, neck, knee, or arm that a strong man or woman thinks will just fade away with a good night’s rest turns out to be a very serious job injury that needs immediate medical attention. Do not neglect the injury or else you will regret it in the future.
No worker should delay the reporting of the injury or accident. If you fail to do so you will be denied to claim of worker’s compensation.
KEEP NOTES OF EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS
Nowadays, mostly everyone has a camera on their phone. You must utilize that camera to click pictures of the workplace accident scene and any injuries related to your job accident or construction accident, and also of your injuries. You should make notes of all the things you said to report your work injury and everything your employer did in responding to your report.
Keep a record of who the witnesses were and what they observed if there were any. Especially if you are assigned to a doctor chosen by your company rather than your own doctor, keep records of all of your healthcare appointments. These physicians frequently do little or no examinations before stating that you are “OK” even though you are seriously injured.
GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY
You have a right to a quick examination by your own doctor if you sustain injuries in a work-related accident. You shouldn’t wait for anybody else to provide you with medical treatment if you need it. Your employer could not offer medical assistance, or your insurance company might delay sending you to a doctor. Worker’s compensation law in Texas specially offers you to select your own doctor. Do not feel that you are forced to get treatment from the doctor chosen by your employer.
If you don’t have a doctor or need medical care, going to the emergency room and getting tested is far better than waiting. Waiting for your employer or insurance provider to send you to their doctor might cause a severe injury to go much worse. You might have a significant health issue, such as a traumatic brain injury.
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