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How To Prep For Workers Compensation


The reality tv show “Doomsday Preppers” is about families who are preparing for the end of the world. Everyday ordinary people who believe that life as we know it will end due to earthquakes, nuclear war or cyber-warfare, or some other disaster. What’s remarkable is that the preppers are prepared for catastrophes that may or may not ever happen.

We can learn from the preppers. Maybe we don’t need to prepare for global earthquakes, but the way preppers know exactly what to do in moments of crisis is something positive we can all apply in our own lives.

At Chhabra and Gibbs, we regularly meet people during their times of crisis and it is our privilege to represent them. But, like the preppers, it is important to know what to do before a crisis ever occurs.

If you are involved in an accident at your workplace or feel any pain while you are working, the first thing you should do is report it to your boss. Tell your supervisor or your boss that you’ve been hurt—even if it was your own fault, even if it seems minor.

Accident = Tell your boss. Even if you don’t think you’ve been injured in the accident = Tell your boss.

Sometimes a worker will be performing everyday ordinary tasks at their job and they will feel pain somewhere in their body.

Pain = Tell your boss.

After you’ve reported your injury, seek medical treatment. You have a legal right to medical treatment. We will work with you throughout your treatment process to get you the care and compensation that you deserve.

Do not quit or resign from your job.  If your doctor has taken you off work or given you light or medium duty, abide by your doctor’s instructions. If your employer refuses to accommodate your restrictions, you should still continue to abide by the restrictions your doctor has given you.

If your doctor has cleared you to work and you do not have a job, search for a job. Â This is good for your life and good for your claim.

If you feel that you have a workers’ compensation claim, contact Chhabra and Gibbs, P.A. today for a free consultation by going to our website at or by calling 601.948.8005.



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