WORKER’S COMPENSATION REPORTING
It’s extremely important for you to be prepared to discuss details when reporting your injuries and when seeing a worker’s compensation doctor. If you simply report a leg injury related to running while on duty, that injury could get denied because you have to identify a hazard of employment.
Therefore, be sure to be detailed when reporting your injury. For example “while running up 50 stairs to the capitol while wearing 65 pounds of gear, I felt pain.” This additional detail could be the difference between an accepted claim versus a denied claim. You need to take the same approach when meeting with your worker’s compensation doctors as well.
REMINDER: For any injuries sustained by you during these days of protests, regardless of the severity of the injury, document, including any property damage. Take pictures and upload to evidence.com.