If you’re injured while performing the duties of your job, you probably take some relief in the fact that the company’s workers compensation insurance will likely cover your medical expenses. However, in order to receive the payout you deserve, you have to prove that you were indeed injured at work, along with the extent of your injuries.
The most important thing to do is to schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. The sooner, the better so that your employer’s insurance provider cannot claim that you could’ve been injured in the time between the claimed injury and the doctor visit.
Once with your doctor, be honest and thorough about the circumstances that led to the injury, including the details of your work duties. After an examination, your doctor can take note of the severity of the injury and treatment recommendations. This medical record is crucial in filing your workers comp claim.
While being injured is out of your control and often frustrating, what you can control is building up your records to assist with filing a claim. It’s an unfortunate fact that you have to work to get a payout, but it is a necessity. With the opinions of a good, impartial doctor to back you up, you’re much more likely to receive the money due to you so you can pay for you medical care and to make up for lost wages during recovery.
Learn more about handling injuries. Call Insurance Providers at (417) 862-7700 for more information on Springfield workers compensation.