What to do about an on the job injury?

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What to do about an on the job injury?

I was on the job when I fell and hit my head on the rollers that we unload our trucks on I work in the backroom. I went and filled out an accident report because I cut my chin open and as any one could see it needed stitches. When I asked my manager to go to the hospital they told me they needed to contact our asset protection manager. After a call to him they still told me that I didn’t need to go but I was free to go at my discretion. So I went home and went to the hospital and ended up having to get 5 sutures. I got the bill about a week ago for a little over $1200. When asking my manager if they were going to pay for it because it seems to be plain and simple workers comp she told me they couldn’t because a manager didn’t go with me and it’s there policy. I was wondering what I need to do. Just pay the bill or get a lawyer to try to get them to pay it?

Asked on August 31, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Missouri

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Given the problems that you are notw having with a clear on the job injury and your employer's representatives to assist you in the paperwork in getting the hospital bill paid, I suggest that you consult with a worker's compensation attorney and/or a representative with your local department of labor about the matter you have written about and the best way to get it resolved.

I also would contact the hospital and have accounts receivables bill your employer for your health care costs.


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