Workplace injuries include a broad category of injuries that happen while someone is in their workplace or conducting official workplace business. Sometimes these injuries are the result of employers not taking measures that provide employees with a safe working environment. For example, injuries can result from faulty equipment, mislabeled chemicals and improper safety equipment, The best advice is to avoid injuries by letting your employer know about issues before someone gets injured.
Here are tips on what you should do if you have been involved in a workplace injury.
- Seek medical attention immediately. If you don’t get medical attention for your injuries, it could be hard to prove the severity of your injuries and could make the case more difficult.
- If you are able, collect as much data as you can with your phone by taking pictures of your injuries, the injury site, and anything else you can.
- Let your employer know immediately in writing after the incident. If you don’t let your employer know then you may forfeit your right to file a workers’ compensation claim.
- Don’t settle with your employer’s attorney or insurance company without talking to an attorney first. The company’s attorneys and insurance companies don’t have your best interest in mind and may want to pay you as little as possible.
- Call an attorney to represent you. The attorney can let you know your options and whether you have a case. Each case is different, so only rely on the information you receive from your attorney about your specific case.
Being involved in a workplace injury can result in lost wages, significant injuries that could require lifelong medical care, pain, suffering, and medical bills. Brian Smith and his team want to help you get your life back to normal and get the money that you deserve. If you have been injured at work don’t hesitate to call our office for a free consultation about your case.