Dothan, Alabama
102 S Orange Ave
Dothan, AL 36301
(855) 435-4797

What Should You Do After Getting Hurt at Work? May 31, 2018

Dothan, Houston
What Should You Do After Getting Hurt at Work?, Dothan, Alabama

In the state of Alabama, businesses that employ five or more individuals must have workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance is designed to protect employees who get hurt on the job by covering both medical care and a portion of their lost wages while they recover. To qualify for benefits, there are certain steps you must take immediately after sustaining injuries in a workplace accident. Here’s a closer look at the necessary steps involved in the process.

Notify Your Employer

If you get hurt while performing job duties, report the injury immediately to your supervisor or employer. Even if your boss was present when the accident occurred and witnessed everything, it is essential to start a paper trail by notifying them of the workers’ compensation claim in writing. This report must include details regarding the accident itself and any injuries you sustained. Those who fail to notify a supervisor within 90 days of the incident may lose the right to collect any benefits from their employer’s insurance provider. 

Seek Medical Care 

workers' compensationYour health should be the main priority following a work injury. Upon reporting the injury, your boss will direct you to an approved provider. In most cases, the employer has the right to choose this doctor. Those who seek treatment from their own primary care physicians may be ineligible to receive compensation for medical bills. Fortunately, if you are unhappy with the care the assigned doctor is providing, you may request a list of four other doctors to choose from; however, you can only change physicians once. 


If you were hurt on the job and want to file a workers’ compensation claim in Alabama, turn to Carey & Hamner, P.C. Based in Dothan, this personal injury law firm is committed to helping clients make their lives whole again after suffering trauma. To schedule a free consultation with a compassionate workers’ compensation attorney at their practice, visit their website or call (855) 435-4797. 

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Carey & Hamner, P.C.
Collecting Compensation for Pre-Existing Conditions After an Auto Accident, Dothan, Alabama
Auto accident victims can experience serious physical injuries, especially if they already have a pre-existing medical condition. Even relatively minor accidents can aggravate more
How Are Pain & Suffering Damages Calculated in a Personal Injury Case?, Dothan, Alabama
If you have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, there’s a good chance you will be entitled to hold them financially responsible. In many personal injury cases, more
What Is the Difference Between Car & Commercial Truck Accidents From a Legal Perspective?, Dothan, Alabama
Although every vehicle accident is unique, those that occur between two passenger cars are distinctly different from collisions that involve a commercial truck. These variations more
What You Should Know About Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment, Dothan, Alabama
Sexual harassment in the workplace can take many forms, but every transgression falls under one of just two main categories — hostile work environment or quid pro quo. Identifying& more
3 Tips for Going Back to Work After Workers Compensation, Dothan, Alabama
Workers compensation provides a crucial lifeline for those who are unable to work because of an accident or job-related illness. While the wage replacement and medical benefits more