Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Top 2 Things to Do After a Work Injury

If you incur an injury at your place of employment that renders you unable to return to your normal work duties, you may be eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation. The Workers’ Compensation system was set up to protect employees who are no longer able to work because of injuries sustained at work and assists them in paying their medical costs. Because the Workers' Compensation system is often flooded with invalid and fraudulent claims, it is important to take steps to ensure your claim is processed properly.

Report Your Work Injuries

The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you report every injury or illness that was caused by work. You should notify your immediate supervisor at the time of the injury, but that is not enough. You should also document the injury in writing by filling out an incident report.

See the Medical Professional for Your Work Injuries

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What to Do When Your Workers’ Compensation Is Denied

Workers' Compensation is financial protection afforded to employees who have been injured on the job. However, for an employee to receive the benefits, a claim must be filed and approved by the employer’s insurance underwriter. While this is a strictly regulated process, there are still instances when coverage is denied. If this happens, you could be responsible for medical bills amounting to thousands of dollars because of a mistake. Mr. Robert Golan, PC, an experienced Suffolk County Workers' Compensation attorney can help you.

Beware Employers Offering to Pay Out of Pocket Expenses Only

Occasionally, employers will offer to pay your out-of-pocket expenses for these claims. This is not legal and can cause problems for the employee in the long run. Without the insurance paperwork, there is no real way for you to prove that the injury you sustained occurred while you were on the job. You should not agree to a scenario...
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