I was injured at work…
I was injured at work. Now What? Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide you with the medical treatment you need to recover from your work related injury or illness, partially replace the wages you lose while you are recovering, and help you return to work. Workers’ compensation benefits do not include damages for pain and suffering or punitive damages. Benefits include: medical care, temporary disability payments, permanent disability payments, Supplemental Job Displacement Vouchers and return to work benefits.
Report the injury or illness to your employer
Make sure your supervisor is notified of your injury as soon as possible. If your injury or illness developed gradually, report it as soon as you learn or believe it was caused by your job. Reporting promptly helps avoid problems and delays in receiving benefits, including medical care. If you don’t report your injury within 30 days, you could lose your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Some injuries are obvious and some are not. Any physical or psychological injury as a result of your work duties may an industrial injury. Consult with an attorney who is a workers’ compensation specialist.
Get emergency treatment if needed
If it’s an emergency, call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. Tell the medical staff that your injury or illness is job-related. If you can safely do so, contact your employer for further instructions.
If you don’t need emergency treatment, make sure you get first aid and see a doctor if necessary.
Once you file a claim, your employer is required to provide you with medical care.
Want to learn more? Find it in the guidebook
- Chapter 1: The Basics of Workers’ Compensation
- Want a complete version of the injured worker guidebook?
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Below is a partial list of the employers:
ADP Total Source, Inc.
AGBT – American Express Global Business Travel
Alliance for Sustainable Energy
American Family Insurance
Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC
Bank of America
Becker’s School Supplies
Blue Coat Systems Inc.
Boston Scientific Corporation
Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Career Education Corporation
Carle Foundation Hospital
Catalina Marketing Corporation
Cedar Sinai Medical Center
Center Light Health System
CIT Group Inc.
City of Coral Gables
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Concentric Rockford Inc.
Data Card Corporation
Dealertrack Technologies, Inc.
Ernst & Young LLP
Everest Reinsurance Company
Golub Corporation D/B/A “Price Chopper”
Health Net Inc.
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
Jack Henry & Associates
John Hancock Life Insurance Company (USA)
Lahey Clinic Foundation, Inc.
Lakeside Union School District
Latham & Watkins LLP
Laureate Education, Inc.
Leggett & Platt
Levi Strauss & Company
Luther Holding Company DBA Luther Automotive
Madison Square Garden
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Meridian Health System
Merrill Communications, LLC
NCCI Holdings, Inc.
Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Prudential Insurance Company
Regus Management Group LLC
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.
Southern Research Institute
Southwest Research Institute
St. Catherine University
Stanford Hospital & Clinics
State of Georgia
United Nations Staff Union
United Rentals, Inc.
United Technologies Corporation Aerostructures Division
University of North Florida
UPS – United Parcel Service, Inc.
Vail Resorts Management Company
Valdosta City Schools
Vitas Hospice Services LLC
Western Asset Management Co.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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