Re: What to Do if an Old Injury Interfered With Your Ability to Work
Sounds like you're undecided.
So, given that I have prior history with the VA, and continue to have a satisfactory performance rating at work with normal duties, where should I go from here?
Decide if you want to file a claim - then take the necessary steps to do so.
The first step is to inform the employer - ask them to file Oregon Form 801, Worker’s and Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Disease/Illness
Filing a claim with your employer
Tell your employer right away about your injury. Ask your employer for an Oregon Form 801, Worker’s and Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Disease/Illness if you want to file a workers’ compensation claim (for medical costs, lost wages, and permanent disability, if any). It is your right to file a workers’ compensation claim. You also have the right to not file a claim. No one else should make these decisions for you.
It wouldn't hurt to consult a lawyer that specializes in Worker Compensation before acting, the initial consult is free.
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