You were injured at work. Don’t work through the pain. Not only could this lead to more serious injury, any lost time can weaken a workers’ compensation claim.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention After A Workplace Injury
After notifying your employer of the injury, seek immediate medical treatment. Speak at length with your preferred medical professional. Make sure they understand that your injury resulted from an incident on the job. Tell them everything about the accident, including all the physical effects it has had on you.
How Can My Doctor Help With My Workers’ Comp Claim?
Being completely honest and thorough with your doctor has two effects:
- With a complete understanding of your injury, and its cause, your doctor can better treat you, and reduce the risk of further damage.
- If your initial workers’ compensation claim is denied, your doctor can become a key advocate in your Claim Petition. If you don’t seek immediate medical attention, the courts may view this as minimizing the extent of your injuries, even when they are serious.
An Experienced Workers Comp Lawyer Can Help
For more information on the importance of seeking immediate medical attention after an injury on the job, and your legal options including workers’ compensation benefits, contact Disability Law Advocates Group, P.C. at 215.563.0600 or complete our online contact form.
A person’s health is their greatest asset. Don’t risk your own by ignoring a workplace injury. Consult a medical professional directly after your accident.