When injured at work, you have the right to fill out an Incident Report and Must do so to protect your future legal rights to benefits. You have the right to a copy of the Incident Report and any document you sign, a witness signs, or an involved party signs. GET A COPY.
Always report your work injury to your Supervisor and Document any witnesses and involved parties. Take photos – SAVE A COPY FOR YOUR OWN RECORD and for your Attorney.
You have the right to go to a Doctor of your own choosing and you DO NOT have to be treated at the medical facility referred by the Employer.
You have the right to an Attorney of your own choice and there is NO FEE out of the injured worker’s pocket to retain a Lawyer to fight for your worker’s compensation rights.
You DO NOT have to provide a recorded statement to the Workers’ Comp Insurance Company.
You DO NOT have to provide a written statement to the Workers’ Comp Insurance Company.
You DO NOT have to have the Workers’ Comp Insurance Nurse attend your medical appointments and SHOULD NOT.
You DO NOT have to speak to the Workers’ Comp Insurance Company AFTER you hire a lawyer.
Once you hire a Lawyer, ALL COMMUNICATIONS on the injured person’s behalf will go ONLY between your ATTORNEY and the Workers’ Comp Insurer.