Being injured at work is a scary thing. Many workers do not expect to be injured at work, and have no idea what to do in the event of a workplace injury. This article will walk through the steps you should take immediately following a work injury in order to strengthen your work comp case.
Visit a Medical Professional
Your health and well-being should be your first concern. Seek medical attention for any injuries you have sustained. Visiting a doctor soon after your injury also ensures that you have a medical record of the extent of your injuries that can be used to your benefit during your claim.
Inform Your Employer
Many injured workers are hesitant to tell their employers after an accident, but it is absolutely essential in order to get the ball rolling. If you don’t tell your employer about your injury, you won’t have any chance of receiving work comp benefits, so speak up.
The specific circumstances surrounding a workplace accident injury are supremely important to determining fault and benefits in a work comp case. As soon as possible after your injury, take out a notebook and jot down everything you remember about your injury, including:
- The date and time of the injury
- The location of the injury
- The names of all present parties
- How the injury happened
- The state of the area in which the injury occurred
Call a Work Comp Attorney
Once you’ve informed your employer, taken care of your immediate injuries, and taken notes on the incident that caused your injury, call a work comp lawyer in your area. A skilled work injury attorney will hold your employer and their insurance company accountable for upholding your rights as a worker.
At Margolis Law Firm, we give every client the individualized attention they deserve. A work injury can seriously disrupt your life, and we do everything in our power to make it as painless as possible. Dean Margolis has been helping injured workers in Minnesota for the past three decades. That’s the level of experience and knowledge you have on your side when you hire Margolis Law Firm to represent you in your work compensation case. Contact our office today to set up your free initial consultation and make sure your rights remain intact throughout your workplace injury claim.
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