WHAT TO DO AFTER AN INJURY ON THE JOB
No matter the precautions you take, accidents can happen, and getting injured on the job is an unfortunate reality for many. Whether you’re a federal worker or a private-sector employee, knowing the right steps to take immediately after an injury can make all the difference.
Gulf Coast Rehabilitation & Wellness is here to guide you through the process and ensure you get the care and support you need!
IMMEDIATE STEPS POST-INJURY
The moments after a workplace injury can be overwhelming. Here’s a more detailed guide to keep you grounded:
- Seek Medical Attention: Always place your health first. Even if the injury appears minor, consulting a medical professional is crucial. Certain injuries may initially present minimal symptoms but escalate if not addressed promptly. A proper assessment will help prevent complications and aid in the documentation of your injury.
- Report the Incident: It’s essential to notify your immediate supervisor or manager about the injury. Reporting it promptly ensures there’s a record, which can be invaluable for any future claims or investigations.
- Keep Records: Be meticulous in maintaining a detailed record of the injury, treatments prescribed, medical bills, and any correspondence with your employer about the incident. These documents can be beneficial if there are any discrepancies or challenges down the line.
ARE YOU A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DEALING WITH AN INJURY?
The process for federal workers can be a bit more intricate, but with proper guidance, it doesn’t have to be daunting:
- Understand Your Rights: As a federal employee, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) protects you. Under FECA, you’re entitled to benefits like compensation for lost wages and medical expenses if injured while on duty.
- Get Free Claim Support with Gulf Coast Rehab: Navigating the federal workers’ comp landscape can be challenging. With Gulf Coast Rehabilitation & Wellness, you’re not alone. Our dedicated team is proficient in handling these claims and can guide you through each step. The best part? We offer this assistance free of charge.
- Get Compensated: After sustaining an injury, it’s not just about recovery, but also ensuring that you’re compensated for any loss of wages and medical expenses. With our support, we’ll strive to ensure your claim is successful, so you receive the benefits you deserve.