Being injured at work can be very traumatizing, and for many, is enough of a reason not to return to work. If you have been injured while at work, then it is important that you act appropriately, accordingly, and quickly. Not to worry, if you do not know how to behave following an injury at work, you have visited the right page and you will find everything that you need to know about getting injured at work and what to do afterward right here. Yes, just keep on reading and find out!
In this article, we will tell you precisely what you should do after getting injured at work. If you do not behave and act the right way, you risk your case being dismissed, and risk never receiving compensation for your injuries (which you may deserve).
Here is what you should immediately do after getting injured while working.
Phone an Ambulance
If you have been seriously injured at work, then it is important that you phone an ambulance. Phoning an ambulance is essential, not only for recording your injuries but for getting treated. Having a medical record of the injuries that have taken place is essential when proceeding with court actions, which we will come to later. With that said, do not just needlessly phone an ambulance if you are not seriously injured, you can just visit a doctor instead and get medical treatment and have your injuries recorded there.
Record Your Injuries
When you have arrived at the hospital, or are with the doctor, get a record of your injuries. Having a record of your injuries will aid you in taking legal actions. If you do not have your own personal record, the hospital may delete their records (as they generally do) and your doctor may not record anything pertinent. Ask them to create a record and print it off for you with a doctor’s co-signing signature. Recording your injuries is a very essential part of the legal proceedings that will follow the injury being sustained or taking place.
Before moving onto our next step, which is phoning a solicitor, you must ask yourself whether or not it was actually their fault, or if it was yours. If it was your fault, then take accountability, it makes no sense to have a business go bankrupt or get into trouble because you do not want to accept that it was your fault that you were injured. If you proceed with a claim fraudulently there is a very strong chance that you will be caught, for which the consequences can be absolutely terrible. You could find yourself in prison, which is surely not something that you will want.
Phone a Solicitor
Legal proceedings with regard to personal injury cases vary from state to state. What the norm is in, say, Athens, Nevada, is not the same in Sacramento, California. So, whether you need a personal injury law firm in Athens, Clark County, or a personal injury law firm in Sacramento, be sure to do your research and know what you are in store for. Doing your research beforehand will help your case to proceed better and will help you to know what the procedures are going to be. Definitely speak to a lawyer or a solicitor beforehand and hire one to take on your case.
Hire an Investigator!
This is something that your solicitor will do for you if they believe that there is a strong case and that you will be able to get a large settlement from the court, or out of court. An investigator will go through all of the details and establish exactly who was at fault. An investigator is a good way for your case to get some legs to stand on! If an investigator is brought in, it will likely mean there is a very strong case and that your attorney believes that you can take your case far.
When the investigation is over, the claim will be made. At this point, you will have to attend court and likely give evidence, unless an out of court settlement is made. Generally, big businesses offer employees out of court settlements so that they do not receive negative attention in the media. If you do get offered an out of court settlement, your attorney will advise you upon whether or not to accept it, though generally, they will suggest you do take it. Out of court settlements can be huge.
In this article, we hope to have told you what you should do after you are injured at work. If you are injured at work, be sure to follow this page precisely. We hope that you have enjoyed reading this article and that you will come back and visit us again soon.