What do I do if I get hurt at work?

Injured and Hurt at Work?

It is essential after any work-related injury to build a proper foundation under your workers’ compensation claim so that you can best protect your workers’ compensation rights. Be sure to:

Notify Your Employer

If you are injured on the job, it is extremely important to notify the appropriate person or department immediately. Make a written incident report and always ask for a copy. It is possible to lose a workers’ compensation case in Minnesota by not properly notifying your employer. If you don’t put in the proper notification your claim may be denied.

Seek Medical Attention

If possible, go to the emergency room. If it is not possible to go to the emergency room, see a physician immediately. In Minnesota, injured workers have the right to choose medical providers. However, the chosen provider must be willing to accept payment through the workers’ compensation system, so be sure to ask when you go.

Remember that you should get medical care first and foremost, don’t worry about your case until after you’ve received medical attention.

Contact Witnesses

Try to get the names of any coworkers who may have witnessed the incident or who assisted you immediately after the incident.

This can always be addressed later, but it’s always easier to get the names right away.

Protect Your Rights: Attorney Consultation

If you need help to determine if you have a case or if you are not sure what to do, contact Rosengren, Kohlmeyer & Hagen Law Office‘s workers’ compensation lawyers in Minnesota for an initial consultation.

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