What Happens After Reporting a Work Injury?
January 26 2017

What Happens After Reporting a Work Injury?

In a previous blog posting, I wrote about reporting a work injury to the employer.  In this blog, I want to discuss what happens in a worker’s compensation claim immediately after the injured worker reports the injury to the employer.

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What Happens After a Work Injury?
January 04 2017

What Happens After a Work Injury?

After over twenty-two years of practicing law in the worker's compensation field, there are questions which I am frequently asked. One of those questions is: "What happens after I'm hurt at work?" The first answer is obvious: Get medical attention!

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Reporting a Work Injury
September 01 2016

Reporting a Work Injury

So, you just got hurt at work. You just experienced the sudden onset of pain, broken a bone, or received a cut. Either way, you know you need immediate medical treatment.

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Doctor Choice After A Work Injury
August 31 2016

Doctor Choice After A Work Injury

All too often, injured workers come to me after a work injury and tell me that their employer sent them to the “company’s doctor.” 

At first, the employer appears to be doing the injured worker a big favor by sending them to a doctor. But, if the worker’s injury doesn’t get better within a short amount of time that initial doctor selection by the employer and its workers compensation insurance company can have bad consequences for the injured worker. The reason for this is the potential conflict of interest of the employer, its workers compensation insurance company and injured worker. The conflict arises between an employer and its workers compensation insurance company that want to contain claim costs and an injured worker who simply wants to get better.

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