Sustaining an injury at work is never a favorable experience. Luckily, because of the Workers’ Compensation Law, injured workers are not left to suffer without an income. You just need to know how to report the injury.
Continue reading to learn how to report a work-related injury.
Reporting a Work-Related Injury
If you sustain an injury while working, at work, or while carrying out the duties of your employment in any manner, it’s important to know how to handle it and the first steps to take.
After receiving any necessary medical care, it’s crucial to your workers’ compensation claim that you report the injury to your employer right away. It’s a good idea to report your injury within 30 days of the incident in order to have the best possible chances of receiving the maximum amount of workers’ compensation benefits.
In order to report an on-the-job injury, your employer will need to fill out the IAIABC IA-1 (8/01) form. This form requests quite a bit of information about your employer, their insurance carrier, your information, as well as a detailed account of the incident.
Once this form has been filled out, your employer will need to submit it to their insurance company and/or the Workers’ Compensation Commission.
It’s important to keep in mind that there is a two-year statute of limitations on workers’ compensation claims. That means if you don’t submit a claim within two years of your injury, you will likely be ineligible to receive benefits.
We’re Here to Help
If you feel that your workers’ compensation benefits were wrongfully denied, we may be able to help. Our team here at MW Law Firm PLLC - Mama Justice is highly skilled in the area of workers’ compensation law and has helped many other people just like you obtain the benefits they deserved. Let us see if we can help you receive compensation, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with your case right away.
Call us today at (662) 262-6264 to discuss the details of your case!