You went to work and had a day much like any other. Only this time, your day didn't end like you'd planned. Just as you were about to clock out for the day, you took on a final task for a coworker. You stayed late to help with routine maintenance on a piece of machinery you were familiar with, but the coworker wasn't. You thought all the equipment was turned off, but one part activated while you were working.
You were left with significant lacerations and crushing injuries as a result of the co-worker's mistake. Now, you have serious injuries that require care, and you can't go back to work. What should you do?
Workers' compensation is made for this situation
Workers' compensation is there for people in your exact situation. When you need medical help, you can go to the hospital immediately without worrying about the expense. You can get the treatments you need, and they're billed to the employer's workers' compensation insurance plan. Best of all, the coverage also provides you with a portion of your wages, so you aren't left struggling with the loss of an income on top of your injuries.
Workers' compensation has a number of benefits, the above being just a few. To obtain them, you'll need to report your injury to your employer and file a claim against his or her insurance. Employers are unable to fire you or retaliate against you for making a claim, so it's important to take the steps you need to take to get the injury compensation you'll need as you heal. Our site has more on this important topic.