When you have been injured at work, your injuries can extend beyond the obvious ones. What happens if you slip and fall, breaking a bone, but also shattering your glasses or a tooth? What if your injury leaves a permanent scar? What types of losses does a workers’ compensation claim cover?
As a general rule, workers’ compensation benefits are available for any type of loss caused by your accident (including broken glasses, teeth or nose, or permanent scarring). The most important component in recovering compensation for these losses, though, is the appropriate medical do documentation. You must have records from a doctor that specifically tie your loss to a work-related injury.
Furthermore, it’s important that the doctor you see have the necessary skills to diagnose your condition. For example, if you want to make a claim for a chipped or broken tooth, you need to see a dentist or dental specialist. You want the doctor to identify both the injury and the necessary treatment, including cost. Keep all your bills and receipts for any expenses tied to your injury or treatment thereof. If you broke your glasses in a work accident and had to buy new ones, keep all records retaining to the purchase.
What Losses Does a Workers’ Compensation Claim Cover?
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