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Understanding what process to follow after a workplace injury

On Behalf of | May 6, 2023 | Workplace Injuries

Injuries are possible in any industry. If you suffered an injury on the job, it is vital to follow the proper process so you can receive workers’ compensation.

Learn the basic steps to take following a job-related injury.

Steps to take following an injury

In an emergency, you should call 911 and seek medical attention. Take care of your safety and report the incident to your employer as soon as you can.

For non-life-threatening injuries, the first step you should take is reporting the injury. Notifying your employer within 14 days of the incident prevents them from denying workers’ compensation based on a late report. Consider providing a written report to your employer so you know there is a clear record of what happened. Your employer should promptly report the injury to their worker’s compensation insurer.

With the exception of a few situations, you can generally see your own doctor following a work injury in Minnesota. Your employer should provide further information relevant to your specific situation. Additionally, your employer’s insurer should contact you with information regarding whether they accepted or denied your claim.

Follow the proper process to receive workers’ comp

A workplace injury can be something that happens suddenly due to an accident. Likewise, injuries that developed over time due to the nature of your job may also qualify for worker’s compensation.

The state of Minnesota upholds laws and rules about workers’ compensation. By making sure to notify your employer as soon as possible and follow up with them if needed, you help ensure that you receive any workers’ compensation you may need.