If you’ve been injured at work, it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured on the job or become ill as a result of their work.
It is a no-fault system, meaning that employees are entitled to benefits regardless of who was at fault for the injury or illness. The benefits can include medical treatment, wage replacement, disability benefits and rehabilitation. This article will enlighten you on what can help ensure your claim isn’t denied.
Report the injury immediately
It’s important to report the injury to your employer immediately. In Arizona, you should report the injury within one year of the injury date to be entitled to compensation. Failure to report the injury within the allotted time could result in the denial of your claim.
Following your employer’s procedures for reporting the injury and filing a claim is best. This may involve completing paperwork, providing documentation and submitting the claim to the appropriate insurance provider.
Seek medical treatment
You should also seek medical treatment for your injury right away. This not only helps you receive the necessary treatment for your injury but also documents your injury and the extent of your medical needs. Make sure to inform your healthcare provider that your injury is work-related.
Keep detailed records
Keep detailed records of your medical treatment, including all bills, prescriptions and other expenses related to your injury. This information may be necessary to support your claim and ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.
Now that you know the necessary steps you should take to reduce the chances of your workers’ compensation claim being denied, you can protect your rights and receive the compensation you’re entitled to.