Injuries that occur at work are hard to deal with. Many employees might choose to try to keep on working unless the injuries requires emergency medical care. This is a sad statement that shows the state of employment in this company because it seems as though some companies aren’t worried about their employees.
For workers who are injured at work, the decision about whether to speak up about an injury or not might come down to money. The worker knows that he or she needs the job to make money to live, so the decision to keep quiet and push through work is made. This could end up being a catastrophic decision.
We understand the reasons why workers don’t speak up about injuries. We also know that the workers’ compensation system is here to help injured workers get the medical care they need. It can also help them get partial wage replacement if they are unable to work because of the injury.
Even if you think that you are fine, you should likely have an evaluation by a medical professional if you are injured at work. This can help you to be sure that things aren’t more serious than what they seem. It will also help you to get the treatment plan that will help you heal after the injury.
There are times when workers’ compensation benefits aren’t easy to obtain. You might have to file an appeal to the initial decision. This is a process that is time sensitive, so make sure that you read all correspondence you receive about your case.