Steps To Take When You’re Injured On The Job!
If you’re working in Arizona, you’re automatically covered under the basic worker’s compensation rules, which mandates employers carry insurance that will provide for employees injured on the job. This includes coverage for medical treatment, reimbursement for travel to and from the physician offices and lost wages. Some of the most common workplace injuries include:
- Overexertion (activity that includes heavy lifting, pushing, holding or carrying materials)
- Falls on slippery surfaces
- Harm by heavy machinery
- Equipment failure
- Assaults triggered by arguments
Steps to Take if You Suffer a Workplace Injury
Arizona law requires that a workplace injury needs to be reported to the employer within 10 days of the accident. After reporting your injury to your boss, you need to:
- Seek medical attention. Even if you feel the injury is not severe, you’re going to need documentation, and seeing a doctor established a baseline for your current condition, which can be valuable should your condition worsen.
- Contact an attorney skilled in personal injury and workplace injury
- File a claim with the Industrial Commission of Arizona at 855-268-5251
Workers’ Comp May Not Be Enough
Worker’s compensation is a wonderful thing, but it may not be enough to fully compensate you for all of your losses. You need a skilled ally to guide you through the process of litigation to make sure you are properly taken care of. The experienced lawyers at the Oswalt Law Group can help you see through the haze of documentation and bad faith settlement offers. Contact the offices of the Oswalt Law Group for a free consultation.