If you should be injured in a
workplace accident, it is imperative that you notify your employer of your injuries within
15 days. This must be submitted in writing, including details regarding
the time, place, and circumstances in which your injuries occurred. This
is done by filling out an official Notice of Accident form. Both you and
your employer need to sign and date this document. If this time period
expires and you have not yet informed your place of work, you may lose
your right to collect worker’s compensation benefits.
In addition to informing your company, it is important that you promptly
seek medical treatment. If you need emergency care, head to the nearest
emergency room or call 9-11 as soon as possible. If emergency care is
not needed, you must check with your employer first. They will instruct
you which doctor handles treatment for their workers’ compensation
It is important that you begin keeping records of anything related to your
- Names of doctors who treated you
- Medical invoices and receipts
- Dates of missed work
- Any witnesses to your accident
This information will be invaluable to helping strengthen your claim. If
approved, you should be contacted by someone from your employer’s
insurance company. This person will be your claims representative, and
they will be responsible for determining your level of compensation and
its timely payment. If your claim is disputed, retaining powerful representation
is imperative to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
Injured at Work? Call (502) 219-2176
If you have suffered an injury in the workplace only to have your claim
Albuquerque County workers’ compensation lawyer can advocate on your behalf and maximize your chances of securing a fair
settlement for your injuries. Our founding lawyer, Attorney Michael J.
Doyle, can use his 10+ years of dedicated legal experience to give you
the edge in the courtroom and tenaciously defend your rights. Best of
all, we offer no-risk representation by accepting our cases on a contingency
basis, meaning that if you do not get paid, we don't either.
Request a free case evaluation today to get started towards retaining results-driven representation.