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Get workers' compensation if you've been hurt on the job

Imagine going to work every day and knowing that there are hazards all around you. For the most part, you and your colleagues are familiar with the hazards and have been trained to avoid them. You always wear your personal protective gear, and you make sure to communicate well to avoid accidents.

Then imagine that you get a new co-worker. This person isn't as familiar with your workplace, and in their haste, they fail to communicate what they are doing. This leads to a workplace accident where are you and several others are injured.

Does this sound familiar? If so, you are probably one of thousands of people who get hurt at work every year. As an employee who has been hurt on the job, you should be entitled to workers' compensation.

Workers' compensation is essential because it provides you with compensation that covers your medical needs, lost wages, vocational training if you cannot return to the same job and even death benefits if the worst was to happen.

What do you need to do when you get hurt at work?

After an accident happens on the job, it's important to report it right away. Talk to your employer about filing a claim as soon as possible. If you are badly hurt or believe you have suffered an injury, tell them that you are going to seek medical care or call 911.

Every worker who gets hurt on the job deserves to have the protection that workers' compensation offers. If you have any trouble making your claim or have had your claim denied, you have the right to appeal and work with your attorney to make sure you get the coverage you deserve.

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