How to handle your work injury in five steps


If you have been injured in work, it is critical to understand the process of handling your injury—especially if you need to be compensated. First, you need to report the injury to office management. By doing this, you have record of the injury, and management is aware of what happened. Second, you must seek medical treatment or assistance. If you have a medical staff on site, visit their office to receive a checkup. If your accident is much more severe, immediately go to the hospital—even if this means skipping step one.
After your injury has been properly addressed, you need to contact an experienced attorney to file a workers compensation claim. He or she can help you understand your rights and obligations, and help you understand the steps involved in filing a claim. Take time to learn about your employee benefits, and the ways that you can receive further treatment for your injury. Finally, you need to have sufficient proof that your injury is work-related (hence, why step one is important). Without proof, some workplaces may deny your compensation claim.

The Law Offices of Peter M. Hsiao are readily available to assist with all types of workers compensation claims. We are prompt, personal, and some of the top lawyers in Los Angeles. We are willing to address all types of job-related injuries and illness, and fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Learn more about our team of professional workers compensation legal representatives today at

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