If you are the main source of income that supports your home, the least expected thing to happen is an accident at work or related to work that suspends the activity that provides what is necessary for you and your family.
But what do you do if an accident happens at work?
Desperation and anguish do not allow us to see clearly what must be done. Everything has a process, and it can be of crucial importance to act immediately.
Therefore, here are the first actions to take in the event of an unfortunate incident at work:
- The injury must be reported to the employer within 30 days. This extends from when the injury occurred or from when you learn that the injury is work-related. If you do not bring this to the attention of your employer, you may not receive benefits for the incident.
- Complete and submit Form DWC-041s (Employee’s Claim for Compensation for a Work-Related Injury or Occupational Disease) to the Division of Workers’ Compensation within one year from the date the injury occurred, to protect your rights.
It is important to know the rights and responsibilities in greater depth, so a consultation will be the best way to have the necessary information.