Being injured at work can be traumatic and have serious implications for your career and future. If you suffer a serious injury at work, it’s imperative to pursue compensation in order to maintain your or your family’s quality of life. In addition to workers’ compensation, consider filing for Social Security Disability benefits and seeking the services of an attorney. These are some additional steps you should take if you are injured on the job:
Document Your Injury
When you suffer a work-related injury, make sure a proper record is created of the event. Be sure to notify your employer; be as specific as possible and describe the full extent of your injury as you perceive it. Providing notification in writing and as soon as possible is the surest way to avoid the possibility of later dispute.
Get Medical Attention
You will need to have your injuries assessed and diagnosed by a physician. Be sure to explain the full circumstances of the injury to your doctor. The medical examination is an important part of determining disability; if you do not have your own doctor, you will be examined by a physician chosen by the Social Security staff. Ask your physician to give you copies of your medical records to include in your claims. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can advise you on additional information you will need from your doctor.
Consult an Attorney
The application process for Social Security Disability benefits usually involves long timelines, and any mistake can set you back months, or even years. It is the smart choice to hire an attorney to help you during application. An attorney will be able to evaluate your case, help you gather and organize your supporting documents, and file your paperwork properly.
To discuss your situation with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney, call the Knollmeyer Law Office at (501) 985-1760. Our attorneys pride ourselves on our integrity and the quality of our legal services. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.
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