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Critical Steps to Take Immediately After a Work-Related Injury

Despite safety regulations and laws designed to keep workers safe, unfortunately, not every accident can be avoided. If you recently sustained a work-related injury, your focus should be on recovering. Let us handle the medical paperwork related to your workers’ compensation claim.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that provides benefits to employees who suffer a job-related injury or illness.

What Qualifies “Work-Related Injury”?

A work-related injury can mean a number of things — from slipping and falling at work to getting an illness caused by your work environment (such as asbestos exposure in construction workers). You can also be covered if you’re injured while traveling for work.

Because “work-related injury” is a broad term that can describe a number of different scenarios, injured or sick employees must apply for workers’ compensation. If filed incorrectly, workers can be denied necessary wages, medications, or treatments.

Steps to Take After an Injury

1. Report the Injury

The first thing you should do after sustaining an injury on the job is report it. Without a written report of the incident, you will not be able to apply for compensation benefits. In the report, be sure to include a detailed account of what happened and when, as well as who was around to witness the incident.

2. Find the Right Medical Care

Not every doctor or physician has the skillset to correctly handle a workers’ compensation claim. Though your long-time family physician may have the medical expertise to treat you, they may be unfamiliar with workers’ compensation cases. Not only can the doctors at Bloomfield and Plymouth Urgent Care treat your injury, but they can also file the paperwork you need correctly and on time. If done incorrectly, your workers’ compensation claim can easily be rejected.

3. Track Your Medical Expenses and Missed Work

Workers’ compensation can potentially cover more than just medications. It can also cover medical equipment (wheelchair, crutches, assistive canes, etc.) and medicinal treatments (massage therapy, physical therapy, etc.). It’s important that you track all of your medical expenses, even if you’re not sure if they can be covered.


We know how to complete the workers' compensation paperwork correctly. Your injuries have to be specifically documented according to certain classification codes in order to be processed by your employer's workers' compensation insurance. For more information, call (248) 230-2918 for Bloomfield, (734) 404-7508 for Plymouth, or simply contact us online.