17 Sep What to Do After an Accident at Work
There are many people who suffer from serious personal injuries at work each year. If you have sustained personal injuries from a work related incident, then you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation. However, it is often the case that workers are denied the compensation because they don’t know how to protect themselves after being hurt due to someone else’s negligence.
Here are a few tips that will help you protect your legal rights:
Report the injury immediately
Whether or not you believe you’ve been injured in an accident at work, you should report it immediately. Do not hesitate. The pain you feel and think will go away in a day or two might be a serious injury that requires urgent medical attention.
If you don’t report the work-related accident or injury on time, you might also face losing your workers’ compensation benefits.
If a job accident happens, makes sure you take photos of the accident scene and your injuries. All details related to the accident, as well as your employer’s response, should be recorded and kept safely in notes you can return to.
Keep an eye on the witnesses and what they saw, too. Additionally, if you are sent to a doctor your employer selected, then keep track of all visits. It is possible that these doctors may declare you haven’t sustained any serious injuries, when truly you’re hurt and in need of medical treatment.
See a doctor
If you’re injured in a work-related accident then you have the right to be examined by a doctor. If you’re not satisfied with the doctor your employer selected, you can choose your own. After you’ve been examined by the doctor and a diagnosis has been determined, you should proceed with treatment. Bare in mind that you must be responsible when proceeding with your doctor to avoid common mistakes when dealing with your doctor.
Consult an attorney
Consider consulting an attorney who has experience with workers’ compensation claims. Fortunately, most attorneys offer free initial consultations. The attorney you seek out can aid in determining the benefits you are entitled to receive.
If you have ever suffered from a work-related injury and have declared successful eligibility to your workers’ compensation, follow the above mentioned steps. When questions or concerns arise, feel free to contact us as well. Certified Legal Funding is here to help you with your pre-settlement funding.
As a closing note, personal injury lawsuits could take months and even years. Yet, your financial stability shouldn’t suffer during this lengthy process. Make sure you receive the money that should be awarded to you by calling us at 1-800-922-7439 today. We are available 24/7, because we know the world doesn’t stop for anyone. Let Certified Legal Funding have your back with pre-settlement funding.