Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Following a workplace injury, it is important to get the help you need. This might be legal help, emotional support, or medical help. That said, only one of these things is crucial for your workers’ compensation claim. Whether you are suffering from an on-the-job injury or an occupational disease, it is so important that you seek medical attention. Not only will this help you get the treatment you need for your ailment, but it will be necessary evidence for your claim.
Why is it so hard for some people to get medical treatment following a workplace injury?
There are two common reasons that some people may be hesitant to get the medical treatment they need.
- They are worried about paying for medical treatment. Not everyone has great insurance and it can be difficult to get treatment when you are sick or injured. However, when you bring forth a workers’ compensation claim, the workers’ compensation that you would get should cover the cost of the medical treatment you need.
- They are concerned about what your employer thinks. Unfortunately, many employees might be in a situation where they are concerned that they might lose their job when it comes to filing a workers’ compensation claim. This might mean avoiding telling anyone about the injuries they have sustained and could mean not seeking medical attention. If you are concerned about what your employer will say or do if you seek medical attention or file a claim following your injury, it is important to work with a trusted New York workers’ compensation lawyer like one from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C.
What should I expect when I see a doctor after my injury?
After you have sustained a workplace injury they are going to want to know what happened. While you may expect that a doctor will just give you a treatment, your doctor will also be able to confirm if your injuries are consistent with a workplace injury. Tell them honestly what happened, exactly where you are hurting, and how badly you are hurting. You may not realize that a seemingly random injury is related to your workplace injury.
What if I was responsible for the accident?
When it comes to workers’ compensation, you are not obligated to show that someone else at work is liable for the injuries you have sustained. Workers’ compensation does not work the same way that personal injury does. There are a few circumstances where workers’ compensation may not cover your treatment or pay you any compensation (like if you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the time of your accident).
Should I wait until I feel pain to get medical attention?
The best thing you can do is get medical help as quickly as possible. You may feel fine immediately following the accident but you should still seek medical attention right away. That means leaving work to see a doctor.
When you need help with your workers’ compensation claim, turn to a lawyer you can trust.