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Posted on November 19, 2013 by

Injured at Work? We’re on Your Side

When you’re injured at work, in addition to contacting a St. Louis personal injury attorney, make sure you’re following the correct protocol set by your employer.

Step #1: Report the injury immediately

Report your accident to your employer as soon as possible so that the correct paperwork can be filled out by your boss. Waiting too long to report a work injury can result in you forgetting some of the details surrounding the incident too.

Step #2: Get an appointment with an employer recommended physician

Don’t make the mistake of seeing your own doctor when you’re injured at work. This often results in your employer refusing to pay the bills, which can cause a lot of financial hardship for you. In some cases, workers compensation may allow you to choose your own doctor, but it’s very rare.

Step #3: Find out about benefits you’re entitled to while you can’t work

In some cases a St. Louis personal injury attorney may be needed to make sure you get paid the money you’re entitled to. Temporary disability should cover a portion of your wages, however, if you have problems getting paid, an attorney can speed up the process.

When you’re injured on the job, you need someone on your side who will fight for your rights. For more information about how we can help, contact us today.