You’ve been injured at work. You’re in pain, you can’t function, and it doesn’t seem like your boss cares. What do you do now? If this has happened to you or someone you know, then please read on for some helpful advice from an injury lawyer who specializes in workplace accidents.
Before we begin, it’s important that you know your rights. No one deserves to be injured while earning a living. If your workplace was negligent, it is important that you follow these steps so you can be properly compensated!
Step 1: Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
It is important to officially document your injuries as soon as they happen. This will help build your case and hold the negligent party accountable.
Step 2: Contact an experienced workplace injury lawyer as soon as possible.
An attorney with experience in workplace injuries will be able to perform the proper investigation to prove negligence by your employer.
Step 3: Document the events that led up to your injury.
Were you rushed in a way that did not allow you to act safely? Did your employer not provide you with the proper gear?
Documenting these details will help your case as your attorney is conducting their investigation.
During this process your attorney may also interview coworkers or gather security camera footage.
Step 4: Communicate through your attorney
A lot of times employers will try to reach out directly to get you to stop an investigation into your injury. While you may be loyal to your company, it is important to remember that they are typically seeking their own best interests.
Step 5: Above all, be honest with your attorney
It is important to be honest about your injury so that you can get the proper treatment. If there are details of your case that you have not yet told your attorney, now would be a good time! The more details about your case that you can remember and share, the better it will be for your compensation.
Workplace injuries often have a lot of nuance to them. This is why it is important to speak with an attorney. Every workplace and case is different, so getting the process started early is best.
If you’d like to speak with the injury attorneys at Philly Lawyers, contact us at 215-396-9001.