If you get hurt at work, you have to go and see a doctor as soon as possible. It is very important that you see a doctor, both for your health and to protect your legal rights to make a claim to get work injury benefits. A work injury could be very serious and could affect your life in many ways, so getting prompt medical help is just smart after an accident occurs.
Once you have been diagnosed with a work injury, you should also contact an Atlanta work accident lawyer. Your attorney can help you to make sure you get the costs of all of your medical care covered so you do not have to pay out-of-pocket for doctor’s visits or other costs of treatment. In addition to medical costs, other benefits are also available in many cases, depending upon the nature of your injury and whether it impacts your work ability. Get legal help right away so you do not lose out on benefits you deserve.
Three Reasons to Get Medical Help Following an Atlanta Work Injury
After you get into an accident or suffer an injury at work, you may not be certain if you need to go to the doctor or not. Obviously, for very serious injuries, you will definitely get medical help. For more minor injuries, however, it may seem like a tougher decision as to whether you should go through the hassle of seeing a doctor. The reality is, you should definitely get medical help after a work injury in Atlanta. Three key reasons why you should see a doctor after an Atlanta work injury include the following:
- You want an accurate diagnosis: It is important to know the extent of your injury and to have a record of the diagnosis so you can decide if you wish to make a work injury claim.
- You want records to prove the extent of your injury: You could be entitled to work injury benefits, including disability income if your injury limits your ability to work. You don’t want any confusion about how badly you were hurt, or any confusion about whether a particular injury is work related. You should see a doctor right away so you have medical records proving that your injury is work-related.
- Your injuries could be more serious than you think: Many people initially think they have a minor injury but it could end up being worse than expected or chronic and persistent. If you have not gone to the doctor, received a diagnosis, and obtained records of the injury, it could be hard for you to make a work injury claim later once you discover your injury is actually serious and once you discover that your injury is actually going to impact your ability to work.
An attorney can assist you in making certain you aren’t paying personally for your medical care, so do not worry about incurring costs of treatment when you get help after a workplace accident. Get to the doctor, and then call a lawyer so you can get the professional help you need to get better and avoid financial loss.
Parsons & Associates, P.C. is an Atlanta workers’ compensation law firm serving Atlanta, Savannah, and surrounding areas throughout Fulton County. Contact Parsons & Associates, P.C. today at 770-422-9000 or contact us online if you have been injured at work.