Must I go to the doctor immediately when I get hurt?

Well, it depends. It is always best to get treated immediately or at least as quickly as possible when you've been hurt on the job. However, many injuries that turn out to be significant don't seem that way initially. During my 12 years as workers' compensation commissioner, I frequently heard testimony from people who thought they would be okay in a day or two and didn't bother to seek medical evaluation or treatment at first. Not going to the doctor on the first day does NOT keep you from being entitled to benefits. Sometimes this makes it harder to prove that injuries are caused by something that happened at work at a certain time, but not impossible.

Questions & Answers on this blog are not specific legal advice.  See note on right.

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