You were walking down a narrow pathway at your workplace when you unexpectedly tripped. The angle of the fall made it awkward, and you landed oddly on your arm and shoulder. You were able to get up and walk into the main building, but you were in a significant amount of pain.
After talking to your employer, you decided that you were going to go see a doctor. Your co-worker drove you to the emergency room, and you found out that your shoulder was injured. You had also fractured your arm and would need a cast.
You’re concerned now, not because you’re injured, but because you don’t want to sue your employer for compensation. You think they’re fair with you and have always been kind.
The good news is that you don’t have to sue. Workers’ compensation coverage is available to people who get hurt on the job, and it doesn’t involve suing.
Workers’ compensation is a kind of insurance. You shouldn’t worry about making a claim because this is the exact reason why your employer carries it. By carrying workers’ compensation, your employer is protecting themselves against a lawsuit. Additionally, they’re giving you a way to get compensation when you need it as a result of an injury.
Don’t hesitate to make your claim. Your employer should have information about filing a claim with the workers’ compensation insurance agency. Additionally, they should report your injury soon after it happens in accordance with the laws of the state.
If you have any trouble filing or find that your employer is encouraging you not to make a workers’ compensation claim, then you may want to speak with your attorney about alternative options.