Your Rights As An Injured Employee
No one should have to walk into their workplace feeling wary of hazardous conditions or potential accidents. When you are providing your skills and labor, you deserve to feel safe where you work. Yet, accidents can happen, and it is important to know your rights in the aftermath of an unforeseen injury.
We at Kalamarides & Lambert are experienced in advocating for the rights of injured workers, and we can help determine your next steps if you are having trouble getting the compensation you deserve. We know what rights you are entitled to, and we can help build a strong case in your favor. Turn to our firm for help. Though we are based in Anchorage, we serve clients throughout the state of Alaska.
Know What Steps To Take
Being injured at work likely leads to various types of losses. You may be confronted with unforeseen medical bills, physical pain and perhaps even lost wages as a result of spending time away from work to recover. When a workplace injury occurs, you have the right to take immediate action to seek compensation for your losses. You should:
- Seek immediate medical attention.
Going to a doctor right after you are injured can be helpful for filing your work injury claim, potentially showing that your injuries were work-related, and the need for medical treatment is related to your work. You can be compensated for lost wages, and if your injuries are severe enough, you can be retrained. If your injuries are permanent, you may be compensated for permanent partial impairment.
- File an injury report with your employer.
In Alaska, injured employees have up to 30 days to report the workplace injury in order to qualify for workers’ compensation insurance. Make sure you notify your employer of the incident as soon as possible.
- If your claim is denied, talk to a lawyer.
For various reasons, insurance companies may deny or resist to pay work injury claims. When this happens, you should talk to an experienced lawyer who can represent you before the Workers’ Compensation Board, as well as fight for your rights with the responsible insurance company.
No matter how your employer’s negligence led to your injury, you should not have to suffer in silence. You deserve immediate medical and corporate attention when an injury interrupts your ability to continue working.
Speak With An Experienced Attorney
If you are having trouble getting the compensation you deserve as an injured employee, talk to one of our experienced attorneys at a free consultation session. To schedule an appointment, call 907-205-4997 or complete our intake form online. Se habla español.