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3 things you should do if you are hurt at work

On Behalf of | Nov 3, 2022 | Workers' Compensation

A workplace injury can be devastating not only to the victim but to their dependents as well. If you are hurt at work, however, you may be entitled to financial restitution through employer-funded workers’ compensation claims. 

However, what you do, or fail to do, after your work-related injury can impact the outcome of your claim. Here are three steps you need to take immediately following an injury at work to boost your odds of getting the compensation you deserve. 

1. Report the injury to your employer

Maryland laws require that you report any work-related injuries to the employer within 10 days from the date of the accident. It is always a good idea to do this in writing even though verbal notification is supposed to be sufficient. Be sure to include photos of your injury in the report. 

2. Seek treatment

A workplace accident can result in a variety of injuries. Thus, it is in your best interest that you seek medical attention as soon as you possibly can. 

Besides ensuring that your injuries are accurately diagnosed and treated in time, seeing a doctor also ensures that you obtain a medical report that links your injuries to the work-related accident. The medical report also plays a crucial role in justifying the compensation you will be seeking for your medical care. 

3. File your workers’ comp claim

To receive the compensation you may be entitled to following a workplace accident, you need to file a workers’ compensation claim. Maryland sets different time limits depending on the nature of the workplace injury.

Maryland residents who are hurt in work-related accidents are protected by the state’s workers’ compensation laws. Find out how you can safeguard your rights and interests while pursuing damages for your injuries. 

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