One, you need to report your injury immediately. Technically, you have 30 days in Virginia to report your injury on the job. However, if the accident is not immediately reported, the insurer will have reason to deny the claim. How, if you wait, does the insurer know your injury occurred on the job.
Two, you need to go to a doctor as soon as possible. You can try "to grin and bear it" for as long as possible. However, if you want the insurer to accept your claim without any problems, the you must immediately seek medical attention for your injury. Then, you must give the doctor "a clear history" regarding how you were injured. If you say you don't know what happened and that appears in the medical history, then your claim will be denied.
Third, if you have a serious injury on the job, then don't hesitate to contact a Virginia Workers' Compensation lawyer. You need to obtain an opinion about your case as soon as possible.
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