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The First 3 Steps to Take if You’re Injured on the Job [SPONSORED]

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CRASH! BLAM! POW! You’ve been injured on the job!

Whether you’re a radio DJ, construction worker, or anything else, injuries can happen on the job. Unsure of what to do if you suffer an injury at work?

That’s OK – Because Joe Knows.

Here are the first 3 things you need to do if you’ve been injured at work:

1. Give Your Supervisor Notice of the Injury

**Depending on the severity, receiving medical attention may supersede notification.** No matter what, be sure to get the medical attention and care that you need as soon as possible. The first step in handling an injury that happened at work is making sure your employer is aware of the incident. The experienced attorneys at the Stanley Law Offices advise:

One of the first things that injured workers should do is notify their employers about the injury. Under the law, you have only a limited amount of time to do this. If you fail to notify your employer within 30 days of the injury, you could lose important benefits.

 

It’s imperative to notify your employer so that you are eligible for the full benefits that you’re entitled to. Don’t put off notifying your supervisor and risk those benefits!

2. Contact a Lawyer

While you aren’t required to hire an attorney to help you file for worker’s compensation, it behooves you to seek assistance. The experienced attorneys at the Stanley Law Offices advise:

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry have strict standards regarding what injured workers must show in order to receive workers’ compensation. If you fail to prove that you meet those standards, your claim could be denied.

 

Don’t end up on the wrong side of a hearing. Make sure that you have an experienced team of attorneys on your side, making certain that you receive the benefits you’re entitled to.

File a Worker’s Compensation Claim

After you’ve sought counsel, it’s time to file the claim with the help of your attorney. The experienced attorneys at the Stanley Law Offices advise:

If you’ve been injured on the job and if you think you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, talking to a lawyer can be the best way to take action. To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at The Stanley Law Offices, contact us toll free at 800.608.3333 or 800.372.3760. Se habla español.

 

Don’t delay! Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to the benefits you’re entitled to.

 

 

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