Understanding Workers Compensation

Have you recently been injured at your work while accomplishing a task? If so, you probably have many questions and are overwhelmed with the next steps. We believe it’s important to understand worker’s compensation law within your state as it’s there to protect you. Workers’ compensation law is intended to cover everyone who works for wages, whether the employer is a public entity or a private business.

What to do if you have been injured at work

Any injury that occurs while you are performing a task for your employer, no matter where that task may be, qualifies as a workers’ compensation claim. So what should you do next? Here are the three essential steps:

  • Report an accident or injury to your supervisor immediately.
  • Ask that a Notice of Injury be filed with the State Workers’ Compensation Agency. If your employer does not cooperate, call an attorney.
  • If you need medical attention, see a doctor as soon as possible. Tell the doctor how the accident happened and where it hurts.

It’s important to follow your doctor’s direct orders after you have met with your family practitioner. Secondly, you should not sign any legal documents without the advice of an attorney. Many individuals will sign documents that potentially lead to hurting their case. If you have questions about next steps or if you qualify for workers’ compensation, be sure to contact us.

Goicoechea Law Offices has been the champion of the injured worker in the Treasure Valley for more than 30 years. If your claim has been denied, give us a call. There is no charge for calling or meeting with us. We will fight to give you what is rightfully yours.