It is a fact that the most responsible and dedicated workers are often the ones who are called upon the shoulder the heaviest loads when on the job. This can be especially true for those who work in the construction industry and other fields that require a great deal of physical exertion. But if you do work in a labor intensive environment, you are also very vulnerable to suffer an injury.
So what do you do if you get hurt while at work? Do you make your supervisor aware of the situation or do you keep quiet so you don’t lose any time from the job? Well, if you are one of your company’s primary employees, you likely loath the idea of missing a single day’s work because you understand how important it is to get things done and stay on schedule. But in the long run, this could be a very bad idea.
You see, even if your injury doesn’t initially force you to take some time off, it could develop into something far more serious over time. Of particular concern are back injuries and injuries to joints such as hips, knees and shoulders. Torn ligaments in these areas can be treated with rest and anti-inflammatory medications.
But if you don’t allow your injuries to heal, you could do long-term damage that could eventually force you out of action for a long period of time and you may even require surgery. So, for health’s sake, when you are injured, you should report it to management and if you require medical attention, you can file a workers’ compensation claim.
At Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, we understand how to help injured workers get the full complement of benefits that they are entitled to. If you have been hurt on the job, we would be very interested to discuss your case. We can help make sure your claim is filed correctly. We can also represent your interests if you are having problems getting a previous claim paid.