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What’s Next After Reporting Your Injury?

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

You may be wondering what your next step is after you report you injury to your employer. If you reported an injury to your employer but you have not heard any kind of response from your employer or you have not received any treatment.

Always remember, you don’t have to wait for your employer to send you to a doctor. But you should remember these two important steps: first, seek treatment and secondly, make sure your injury has been reported. Follow up with your employer. Ask them if they provide workers’ compensation medical care through a workers’ compensation health care network. If so, you must select a treating doctor from that network’s approved list.

If the employer is not a part of a network, then immediately seek out a doctor that specifically treats workers’ compensation injuries. Secondly, if you do not believe the employer has reported your injury to their insurance carrier, seek consultation with an attorney immediately. Your injury must be reported in within thirty days. You may have to file a claim through the Division or workers’ compensation, an attorney assist you with this matter. Once your claim is filed, the insurance carrier has up to sixty days deny or accept your claim.

For more information visit Bailey Galyen’s Workers Compensation website