A Personal Band-Aid for Birmingham Employees
If you suffer an injury while on the clock, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. For starters, you’ll need to seek medical treatment and notify your employer — yes, in that order — as soon as possible. We truly can’t stress this enough. Even if you doubt the severity of your injury, you must notify your employer within 90 days.
Workers’ Compensation Relief
With very few exceptions, any injury suffered in the workplace is eligible for workers’ compensation insurance. Indeed, employees are covered as long as the injury happened while the employee was on the clock. Keep in mind, however, that workers’ compensation insurance does not protect employees who suffer an injury on their way to or from work.
Occupational Illnesses & Workers’ Compensation Benefits
An illness will be considered an occupational illness — and be covered by workers’ compensation insurance — if or when a worker becomes sick and the duties required of the employee increase her or his chances of suffering from that disease. It’s important to remember, however, that there must be an easily identifiable connection between the job and the employee’s illness.