Legal Steps After Work Injury
You owe it to yourself to take immediate action if you get hurt on the job. You have the right to certain benefits if you get injured while you’re at work, or trying to perform your everyday work duties. The following are three things you should do right away if you suffer a work injury.
The first thing you need to do is gather documentation regarding your injury and report it to your immediate supervisor. You should get witness compliance and take pictures and videos of the injury site if you have a camera available. You must tell your employer about your injury and give them a chance to assist you. They might be able to send you to a medical specialist or file a claim for you under workers’ compensation.
Next, you should talk to someone about whether you are eligible for workers’ compensation or personal injury compensation. Workers’ compensation is a benefit that most employers offer to regular workers at their establishments. It provides a portion of the workers’ paycheck to them while they recover from their injuries. Personal injury compensation is a settlement that an employee can receive if the accident involves neglect from the employer. You can collect both of these compensatory benefits. Therefore, you must decide which one you are eligible for and the best for you.
Contact An Attorney
One of the best ways to receive support during this time is by contacting an attorney. Your lawyer will assess the events that led up to your accident and let you know if you’re eligible for personal injury representation. As a result, you’ll have support fighting for your workers’ compensation if the issuing organization denies it.
If you are in need of a lawyer to help with your work injury case, contact the Slaughter Law Firm. At Slaughter Law, we have over 21 years of experience in multiple areas of law. To learn more, please visit us online here or call us at (423) 844-0560 today!