If you’re wondering what to do if you’re injured while working at UPS, it’s important for you to know how workers’ compensation works. Workers’ compensation is meant to help injured people get financial help in taking care of the medical costs, lost wages, and expenses that come with experiencing an injury on the job.
In Florida, all businesses with four or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This means a major employer like UPS is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, so all you have to worry about is applying and qualifying for it.
Applying for the workers’ compensation payout you deserve isn’t an easy process. If you’ve been injured, a workers’ compensation attorney can help you through the process, allowing you to put together the best possible application and helping you through the appeals process in case your initial claim is turned down. The Feldman Legal Group is experienced in workers’ compensation law and offers a free initial consultation. Get in touch as soon as you can.
What to Do if You’re Injured While Working at UPS
If you’ve been injured in an accident, the first thing for you to do is make sure you report your accident. Report to your supervisor and get a notice of injury form (DWC-1). Get together a list of witnesses and start working on filing your report. You need to report the accident to your employer’s workers’ compensation provider within 30 days of the accident’s taking place.
You should also seek medical care after your injury takes place. Even if your injuries were relatively minor, it’s important to get medical care, because it helps you prove that you received the injuries in the time and place you say you did. Before you seek medical care, check to see whether your employer has a managed care arrangement (MCA). In an MCA, your employer’s insurance applies only to a certain physician, hospital, clinic, etc. Going to the wrong doctor could lead to serious financial issues in the future.
It’s important that you follow any medical advice your doctor gives you, even if you don’t like the advice. This is because it can help you demonstrate that you’ve done all you could to recover from your injuries as quickly and effectively as possible.
You should also take notes on any conversations you have with your supervisor or anyone else higher up in the UPS organization. They may say something relevant to your case. You may not realize the importance of what you hear, so take detailed notes on everything and share them with your attorney when you go in to speak with them.
Get Help from an Experienced Attorney for a UPS Workers’ Comp Claim
The Feldman Legal Group attorneys fully understand complex workers’ compensation laws and will not hesitate to fight your insurance company to obtain the just benefits you need and deserve. If you would like to speak to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Tampa, please contact us today for a free initial assessment.