On-the-job injuries can leave you unable to work for weeks on end. Workers' compensation is intended to help you get the care you need and make ends meet while you're on the mend. However, for the uninitiated, navigating the workers' compensation system can be a bit overwhelming.
While it may be the last thing you feel like doing after suffering a serious injury, it's important to take steps to protect your interests as soon as a workplace injury occurs.
Here are some steps to consider taking after you're injured on the job, in order to claim workers' compensation benefits: