Domestic violence was a part of my family's life for years. When I made the decision to leave with my children, I had to rely on the law to provide the protection we needed. Sometimes, the system does not work as fast as we want. I soon learned that going at it alone without any guidance caused significant delays. I created this blog to help others who are seeking legal means to deal with an abusive ex. By making the right moves, it is possible to get the necessary protections in place so that you can also live a happier and healthier life.
If you have been hurt at work, chances are good that you are not going to be able to work for a certain amount of time, decreasing the amount of money that you are making, and will need to pay large medical bills, increasing the amount of money that you are spending. In order to make sure that you are able to cope with these financial burdens, you are going to want to seek workers compensation from your employer. Here are some ways to strengthen your workers compensation case and ensure that you will be able to get the money you need to continue surviving comfortably.
1. Report Immediately
In certain states, there are laws in place that demand that any injuries that a person suffers while working on the job needs to be reported within a certain amount of time. If an injury is not reported within this time, then that worker might not be able to make a claim at all. Most people do not know the workers compensation laws in their state off the top of their heads. As a result, if you get injured on the job, you need to report it to your supervisor immediately. Make a note of the meeting when you told your supervisor, as well as the time of the meeting and the reaction of the supervisor. Keep this note somewhere where you will be able to find it because you might need it to prove that you went through the correct reporting procedures and are eligible for workers compensation.
2. Get Medical Attention Quickly
Go to the doctor and have him or her prescribe treatment for the injury as soon as possible after you are injured. It will be very difficult for you to state that you need money to help you recover from an injury if your injury was not serious enough for you to treat immediately. Make sure that you get evidence of a doctor's visit or at least an attempt to see a doctor as quickly as possible. If you were not able to get a timely appointment, bring your phone records to show that you clearly attempted to make an appointment within a reasonable amount of time.
3. Keep Records of Your Pain
Finally, you are going to want to make sure that you keep accurate records about your pain. Record your pain levels throughout the day and show them to your doctor so that he or she is aware and will be able to provide a statement about your pain that matches the numbers that you are reporting.
For more information, talk to a workers compensation attorney (such as David Ewens).Share