Securing workers’ compensation can be challenging after suffering a workplace injury. The process can become frustrating and emotionally draining on both the employee and their family. However there are steps you can take to protect your rights and secure the proper workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. The most important of which is to maintain records and evidence related to your workers’ compensation case. At The Law Offices of Nicholas J Del Pizzo we have put together a list of some of the records you should maintain through your workers’ compensation claim.
- A copy of the incident report
A majority of businesses will create an “incident report” following an accident at the workplace. It is important that upon being injury, you report your injury and thoroughly describe the incident and your injury to your place of employment. By doing so you are ensuring that your employer has become aware of your injury, and documented that an injury has taken place. This report should include the following pieces of information:
- The nature of your injury, and all body parts affected
- Details of the accident, including what happened, how it happened, where it happened, and who may have seen it occur
- The date and time the accident occured
- Copies of medical reports and bills
Maintaining copies of your medical reports and bills is critical for a variety of reasons. For instance, your medical reports from an emergency room can help corroborate and injured workers’ account of an accident, as well as what body parts were injured as a result of the accident. Medical reports can also provide you with evidence about your road to recovery and insight into how much it will cost.
- Pay stubs and financial information
If you have been injured on the job you should keep and organize any paychecks or pay stubs that you have received. To receive the correct amount of compensation for your injury, the state of Maryland will base your payment on your 14 weeks of pay prior to your accident.
About The Law Offices of Nicholas J Del Pizzo
Regardless of the circumstances, if you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. Even if the accident is deemed your fault, you are eligible for benefits. At the Law Offices of Nicholas J Del Pizzo we represent clients who are suffering from severe injuries and need compensation. Call our office at (410) 288-5788 or visit our contact us page to schedule your free workers’ compensation consultation.