If you have experienced an injury on the job, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure where to start. These feelings can be understandable, but focusing on them too much may not be beneficial.
While the task of filing for worker’s comp may seem like a daunting one, the reality is that it is your right to do so if you have sustained an injury on the job. If you are thinking about filing for workers’ comp, here are some things to keep in mind.
Know the first steps
Simply having an understanding of what comes first can help relieve stress. If you have experienced an injury, it is important to make sure that you report that injury immediately. When you report your injury, you will often have to fill out some paperwork. After you have reported your injury, you will need to see a doctor and have your injuries assessed.
Understand the process
Once you have filled out the necessary paperwork, your employer is typically responsible for reporting your injury and filing a claim with their insurance provider. At this point, it is up to the insurance provider to either approve or deny the claim. If they deny the claim, your employer has the option to appeal it.
Some may find filing for workers’ comp complicated and might avoid doing it because they do not believe that an insurance company will approve their claim. The reality is that it is important to report injuries that you have received at work, and simply understanding the process can take some of the stress out of it.