Mammano & Mulvihill, PC
Free Consultation: 856-336-5949 / 866-599-6461

Top 3 mistakes to avoid if injured at work

No matter how safe your workplace is, you should always be ready to handle the situation if you do get injured. If you are not prepared, you can make costly mistakes. When you suffer an on-the-job injury, you need to know what to do and what mistakes to avoid.

Making simple errors can significantly reduce your compensation benefits. Because these issues can be damaging to your case, you should be familiar with three mistakes to avoid if you ever get injured at your job.

1. Not telling your employer right away

According to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, you should report your injury to your employer as soon as you can. You can give an accident report to your boss, manager or anyone in a supervisory role at your workplace. If you do not immediately report your injury, you may weaken your claim or lose your opportunity for any benefits at all.

2. Downplaying your injury

Perhaps you are a shy person or you simply do not want to make the wrong impression with your boss. Whatever the reason might be, do not put on a brave face. Your employer must know how badly you were injured so you can get the full compensation you deserve. Not only that, but it is crucial to tell your doctor all the details so you can get an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

3. Failing to report all injuries

Related to the above mistake is not reporting each injury you get at work. For example, you might fall and get a concussion, but you might also have hurt your shoulder. Do not forget to talk about secondary injuries. If you bring one up later, your employer and the insurance company may suspect you are lying to get more than you deserve.

Do not make these rookie mistakes. If you make a timely and accurate report and seek workers' compensation, you will be off to a good start.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information