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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Early reporting of injury is important

Recently we had a client who suffered an injury at work but failed to report the incident to his employer. He then waited to see the doctor for several days and then did not seemingly make it clear to the doctor what had happened to him at work.  When the employer refused to accept the claim the matter went to hearing on whether to allow the claim.  The client then was subjected to the employers attorney insinuation that the problem did not occur at work because there was no contemporaneous accident report, a lapse between the incident and treatment and no mention of the relationship to work in the medical records.  Luckily we were able to get the necessary relationship statement from the doctor and convince the hearing officer of the clients truthfulness to get the claim allowed but it would have been so much easier for the client if he had reported the injury to his boss and made it clear to the doctor that the injury happened at work.  Then a hearing and the delays in treatment and compensation that go with it would not have been necessary.   


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