There are a variety of injuries that can occur at any moment at work. From repetitive actions that apply excessive amounts of stress to your joints to sudden accident injuries, it’s important to seek immediate orthopedic treatment when pain suddenly appears. To ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment, you will want to work with a medical team that specializes in treating musculoskeletal conditions.
If you are injured at work and are trying to file for worker’s compensation, you will need to file the claim correctly and work with a licensed Atlanta orthopedic doctor to ensure that your claim is managed or supported appropriately. Consider the following information that highlights specific items you’ll need to address when filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Work-Related Injury Claims
Filing a workers’ compensation claim allows you to fulfill your financial and medical needs while your body recovers. To ensure that your claim is accepted, you will need to prove that your injuries are a direct result of actions that occurred at work.
Proving this requires particular paperwork that must be submitted to your workers’ compensation insurance provider. Some of this paperwork requires validation and support from a licensed orthopedic doctor, including official medical reports and an assessment around how much of your injury was influenced by your job. You will also need an orthopedic doctor to describe how long your expected recovery phase will take or the amount of time your injuries will require you to miss work.
Most employees have 30 days to report their injury to their employers. However, if an individual’s injury or condition takes more than 30 days to develop or appear, you will likely have an additional 30 days from the time you’re aware of your symptoms. It’s important to contact your Human Resources representative to understand the specific details of this timeline, as they relate to your company.
Contact AICA Orthopedics After A Work-Related Injury
If you recently sustained some type of injury at work, make sure you are doing everything you need to ensure that your financial and medical obligations are fulfilled in case you cannot return. For orthopedic injuries, contact AICA Orthopedics to learn how we can help. You can schedule an appointment with us by contacting us online or by dialing (404) 855-2141.