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What should you do if you are injured at your job?

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2024 | Workers' Compensation |

A workplace accident could lead to hefty bills, serious injuries and may even be fatal. These sorts of incidents could put a worker in Connecticut out of work for long periods of time and cause life-altering damage, affecting how they provide for their family.

Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be crucial in dealing with the financial setbacks and injuries from a workplace accident. These are some steps you can take which could help you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.

Maximizing your chances

In the event of a workplace accident, consider taking these actions:

  • Seek medical care: If you are the victim of a workplace accident, it is important that you seek medical help. This can help you deal with injuries that may not be obvious at first and it is good to have documentation to support your claim.
  • Help from your colleagues: Do not be afraid to ask for help from your co-workers if you have been in a workplace accident. You can even ask them to give their own account of what happened to support your claim.
  • Immediately report accidents: As soon as you are able, follow the proper reporting protocol. This ensures that your memory of what happened is fresh.
  • Take notes: It is possible that your workplace and even your insurance provider will investigate the incident. Proper documentation could improve the success of your compensation claim. Seeking legal assistance may be helpful in providing statements.

Connecticut law allows workers to file for compensation claims after a workplace accident or injury, but there are deadlines. It is important to act promptly to make sure that you do not miss the chance to pursue your claim.

Initiating the claim as soon as you are able after a workplace accident can maximize the opportunities for you and your family to receive the compensation you deserve.