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Injured on the Job? Here’s What You Need To Know

What to do after an accident at work: There are few things you should do to protect your legal rights to compensation. If a person is injured at work the person is probably entitled to compensation. By state Law, every employer is required to provide worker’s compensation insurance coverage for it’s employees. Employers are required to provide a reasonably safe work environment for their employees. When the employers don’t provide a healthy and safe work environment employees are injured as a result. Even when the employer had made an effort to keep the work place safe employees can still be injured on the job. Injuries might include broken bones, occupational illnesses or even psychological related injuries.
It is important to know the workers rights when they are injured on the job and how to protect them. First most important thing to do after you are injured at work is important to report the injury to the employer this is the best way to protect your legal rights. Report the injury within a certain period of time as required by most states. Which means that the injury should be reported immediately or within the same day that it happened. Next step would be is to file a claim with your state workers compensation court which provides a formal notice of your injury to your employer, court and your employer’s insurance company.

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