Absolutely not. See a doctor right away. Your health and well being should be your primary concern, and seeing a doctor quickly is always a good idea. Go to the emergency room, or see your doctor (if he takes Workers’ Compensation). You must see a doctor who accepts Workers’ Compensation! The doctor should not take any payment from you. Any bills should be forwarded to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance carrier.
But be cautious. Do not see a doctor that does not take Workers’ Compensation. It can ruin your claim!
Make sure that the doctor and nurses that you see document in your records what happened to you and why it is work related. This is really important. If any of the medical records have the wrong history of how you got injured it can ruin your claim.
If you choose to accept Workers’ Compensation Benefits you can not sue your employer.
However . . . If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident with another car you might be able to file a lawsuit with the driver of the other car.
We frequently represent Workers' Compensation cases in Long Island New York (NY) including, Albertson, Bethpage, Dix Hills, Elmwood,Huntington, Huntington Station, Levittown, Westbury, South Huntington, Hicksville, Bayville, Glenncove, Merrick, Bellmore, Syossett, Jericho, Plainview, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Deer Park, Glenn Head, New Hyde Park, Manhasset, Farmingdale, Hauppague, Patchague, Deer Park, east Meadow, Mellville. In Queens we often help people in Flushing, Jamaica, Douglaston, Long Island City