What To Do If You Experience An Injury

 In Workers' Compensation Law

Injuries can happen at any time and place. The good news is that compensation is available if someone causes your injury because they acted in a neglectful manner. You must take certain steps to ensure that you can collect compensation if you qualify. Here’s what you can do as soon as you experience an injury:

Contact the Authorities

Calling the authorities is the first step you should take whether your injury comes from an automobile accident, slip-and-fall incident, dog bite, or something different. The purpose of having the authorities there is so that they can write a report that contains the facts and their point of view.

Gather Witnesses and Evidence

It would also be wise for you to gather witnesses and their statements while you’re at the scene of the accident. Ask your witnesses if they will be willing to appear in court, or if they will write a statement about what happened if they can’t be present in court. Take pictures and videos of the damages and injuries while you’re doing that. You’ll need all those things for your attorney and the court.

Seek Medical Assistance

You need to visit a medical professional as quickly as possible for an examination, as well as a diagnosis and treatment plan. Keep your bills handy so that the personal injury attorney can add them to your compensation request.

Contact a Reputable Attorney

Next, schedule a consultation with a reputable firm that can help fight for your right to receive compensation. You may be entitled to compensatory damages that can pay for your medical bills, auto repairs, loss of property, lost work wages, and the like. You may also be entitled to punitive damages if the court finds that the offender’s neglect is extreme.

Contact us at Slaughter Law Firm for a case evaluation. We may be able to help you get the funds you deserve for the injury you didn’t deserve.