If you recently suffered an injury at work, or you find yourself in this position in the near future, it is crucial to understand that you should report the injury as soon as possible. Failing to report your injury in a timely manner could interfere with your ability to secure benefits that you desperately need, and this could interfere with multiple aspects of the recovery process.
Whether you become hurt while working on a construction site, in an office, on the road or in any other environment, you could face financial hardships, physical pain, immobility and other serious challenges after a workplace accident.
Reporting a workplace injury
Florida’s Department of Financial Services reports that after suffering a job-related injury or illness, it is critical to report the injury or illness to your employer as soon as you can. In fact, if you report your injury more than 30 days after the accident, or the day when a doctor confirmed that you are struggling with a job-related injury, you could face the denial of your claim if you try to pursue workers’ compensation benefits.
Pursuing benefits you deserve after a workplace injury
Unfortunately, you could encounter hurdles while trying to secure benefits that you need and move forward. For example, your employer could try to discourage you from trying to file a claim, an insurance company could reject your claim or you could receive poor medical care. Moreover, you might have questions about how to approach the process of applying for workers’ compensation.
If you face any hardships while trying to report a workplace injury or have other questions about workers’ comp, review your rights and options closely.