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Dr. Roy VogelJun 18, 2018 11:09:11 AM4 min read

What To Do After A Work Injury 

What To Do Immediately After a Work Injury 

Workplace injuries can be tricky, and dealing with company policies, medical treatment, as well as a compensation claim can be difficult to handle without a workers' compensation lawyer. 

If you find yourself with a work-related injury, there are important steps to take if you want to receive the workers compensation benefits that you deserve. 

In this blog, we compiled a list of the three most important steps for injured workers to take after being involved in workplace accidents. 

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3 Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury 

If you are suffering from an injury that occurred on the job, you are probably entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits for the injury that you suffered.

Most employers are required by compensation laws to provide workers' compensation benefits for their employees.

The workers' compensation claims process can be difficult to understand, especially if you have never had to go through it before.

There are steps that need to be followed immediately after the incident if you want to receive the compensation coverage that you deserve for your medical care. 

Not sure if your situation constitutes a workplace injury? Read our blog post, Common Work-Related Injuries

1. Fill out a Workers' Compensation Claim Form

As part of the workers' compensation process, once you become injured at work, you need to file an accident report with the appropriate authority as soon as possible.

More than likely, there will be an accident report form that you will need to fill out once you have told your employer or manager about the accident. 

Injured employees should always get a signed copy and detailed records of all the employee reports before leaving the accident scene.

It is important to speak with your employer and provide them with a detailed incident report if you are involved in an accident, even if you sustained a minor injury or none at all. 

It's possible that you may not realize you are injured until hours or days later. If you fail to report the accident and provide your employer with all relevant details, they may not believe that your injuries were sustained on the job because there will be no official accident report.

It's always better to be safe than sorry. When an accident occurs at work, notify your employer the same day, immediately after the accident occurs, while the details are still fresh in your mind.

2. Seek Medical Attention 

Once you report the accident to your employer, you should seek immediate medical attention.

In some cases, the injury sustained will require emergency treatment, while in other cases, there may be specific healthcare providers that your employer sends you to.

You may be entitled to seek a second opinion from a medical provider of your choice if you are not satisfied with the worker's compensation provider that you were sent to. how things went with the first doctor.

Seeing a medical professional immediately after your accident is another step in the process that you do not want to skip. Like filing an accident report, seeing a doctor is essential not only for your health but also for your workers' compensation claim.

If you sustained a job-related injury and took too long to see a doctor, you will more than likely be denied compensation payments when filing for reimbursement for medical benefits. 

If you want to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your medical expenses, you will need to see a worker's compensation physician the same day the accident occurred.

Having your injuries documented immediately will be your best bet at obtaining the comp benefits that you deserve. 

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3. Contact a Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Understanding your legal rights after being involved in a work-related injury can be complicated, and your employer may not tell you everything you deserve to know about your case.

In some circumstances, employers or the insurance company will try to deny your claim for compensation, or they will try to minimize the amount of compensation that you are actually owed.

When you contact an experienced Workers' Compensation Attorney after your accident, you will have a much better chance of receiving all the benefits that you deserve.

The good thing about most workers' comp attorneys is that they will work with their clients on a contingency fee basis and provide a free initial consultation. 

This means they do not require any up-front fees for their legal representation. They receive payment once you have obtained a fair amount during the settlement process.

Having an experienced lawyer on your side will relieve you of additional stress that you do not need while trying to recover from your job accident injuries.

See a Chiropractor After a Work Injury!

When you are involved in a work-related injury, the Chiropractors at Arrowhead Clinic can help with your recovery. 

Our Chiropractic Doctors have been helping work injury victims with their recovery for over 40 years.

Our doctors have the training and experience to help you receive the treatment that you need to make a full recovery.

We work with attorneys and workers' compensation insurance companies, so you do not have to worry about paying out-of-pocket for your treatment.

If you were injured at work, do not hesitate to contact the experienced Work Injury Chiropractors at our Georgia Clinics for a free consultation.

We will speak with you to find out how we can best assist with your recovery and provide you with a referral to a personal injury lawyer if you need help with your worker's compensation claim process. 

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Dr. Roy Vogel

Dr. Vogel has been a chiropractor with Arrowhead Clinic in Decatur, Georgia since 1992. He provides outstanding care, often working with patients who have work or auto accident-related injuries. Dr. Vogel offers a range of treatments, including chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. He brings over 26 years of experience caring for patients with debilitating head, neck, and back pain. Dr. Vogel obtained his doctoral degree in chiropractic medicine from Life University. As a professional, he keeps himself updated on the latest advancements made in the field of chiropractic services. Dr. Vogel is devoted to ensuring his patient's recovery and well-being. He takes his time to understand symptoms so he can accurately diagnose and treat injuries ensuring the continued health of all his patients. One of Dr. Vogel’s car accident patients recently stated, “The customer service here is top tier. I got into an accident and was sent to this office for treatment. The ladies are so nice and welcoming and the chiropractor's top priority is your recovery.” Dr. Vogel is available for free, same-day consultations Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 a.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.