Whenever you go to work, there is a possibility of being injured or contracting an illness. Whether your workplace is a construction site or an office building, adverse conditions can pose a hazard to your overall wellbeing. If you suffer a workplace injury, our workers’ compensation attorneys at Johnson & Biscone, P.A. can help make sure your paperwork is accurate when you submit your claim.
According to OSHA, there were more than 2,800 non-fatal workplace injuries reported in 2019. Almost a third of these cases required multiple days away from work and 23% ended in a job transfer. Some of the most common injuries included:
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
- Moderate to severe burns
- Pulled or torn muscles and ligaments
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nerve damage
- Loss of limb(s)
- Bone fractures
If you ever sustain any of these injuries on the job, you should file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer. There are several benefits that you are entitled to depending on the severity of your injuries, including medical treatment coverage, disability payments, and vocational rehabilitation.
To file a workers’ compensation claim, report your injury as soon as it happens so that you can fill out a work injury report. Once you fill out the report, make sure you see the doctor specified by your employer to get treatment. After that, get a copy of the medical records related to your injury and use them in your claim.
By following these steps, you will increase the strength of your claim. However, if your employer denies your claim for any reason, you should seek out the assistance of our workers’ compensation lawyers.
Contact Johnson & Biscone, P.A. Today
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at work, call Johnson & Biscone, P.A. today at 405-232-6490 for a free consultation. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can help manage your claim and fight for the compensation you need to recover. We are proud to serve clients and families living in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, and surrounding Oklahoma communities.