In a flash, an accident can happen at work that causes minor to catastrophic injuries. At Carey & Hamner, P.C. in Dothan, AL, the workers' compensation attorneys hope you never have to experience this, but if you do, they want you to be informed. These experienced lawyers help injured workers throughout the state pursue their workers’ comp claims, and they offer this information to increase public awareness.
Remember these basic rules when you suffer an on-the-job injury:
- Check Your Coverage: In Alabama, employers with at least five employees must provide workers’ compensation coverage. If you are a state or federal employee, farm laborer, or work for an interstate common carrier, different coverage and rules may apply.
- Report Your Injury: No matter how slight your injury seems, give your supervisor a notice in writing of your accident and injury. Under state law, you should give notice within five days of the accident — and no later than 90 days — to preserve your right to collect benefits.
- Seek Medical Attention: To find out which physician to see for your on-the-job injury, ask your employer or supervisor. Your employer is responsible for paying all of your injury-related medical expenses, and your weekly benefits compensation will begin on the fourth day after your disability. You should consult workers’ comp attorneys to get answers to any questions you have about your rights and filing your workers’ comp claim.
The attorneys at Carey & Hamner, P.C. care about you and your need for financial support when you are injured. You can count on their personal attention and effective, compassionate representation from the beginning to the end of your workers’ comp claim process. Call (855) 435-4797 to talk to one of their workers’ comp attorneys, and visit their website for more information.