5 Things You Must Do When You Are Injured on the Job
Workers' compensation cases are different than personal injury or wrongful death cases. There are specific requirements to make a claim and the compensation structure is different. This list will help ensure that your claim will proceed.
1. Report your injury to your employer in writing within thirty days.
This is a requirement under Missouri law. Failure to do this may result in you not being able to make a claim.
2. Ask your employer to provide you with medical attention or advise you of where you should go for medical help.
If you are hurt, you must seek medical attention. Medical records from such treatment will help substantiate your injuries.
3. Go to the doctor your employer tells you to go to and do everything the doctor tells you.
In Missouri, your employer must pay for your medical treatment when you experience a work-related injury. However, your employer may choose your doctor. If you do not go to the doctor your employer chooses, you may have to pay for your medical care.
4. Take pictures of where you were hurt and write down the names and contact information of any witnesses.
This will help establish that you were hurt on the job.
5. Make sure a workers' compensation claim is filed by your attorney to help protect your employment.
In Missouri, you cannot be fired for filing a workers' compensation claim. If you have been hurt on the job, help protect your employment by filing a claim.
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