Workplace injuries can have devastating consequences for those that suffer them. If this has happened to you, here are the steps that you need to take.
Before you do anything else, you need to recover from the injury that you suffered. It’s not something that you can afford to skip over. Many people are so keen to move onto the steps that we’ll discuss below, that they don’t take the time to recover. But nothing is as important as your own health and wellbeing. See a doctor and then listen to the advice that they give to you. When you have finally recovered, you can think about the next step.
Notify the Business of What Happened
This is something that you need to do within 30 days of the accident. If you leave it later than that, you might be ignored by the company. And there is also a time limit attached to when you can take a compensation claim forward. So, you should notify the company in writing as soon as you possibly can. Tell them what happened. And they will then take the next step, which could be to carry out an inquiry into what happened. It’s very important not to forget about this step.
Consider Fighting for Compensation
If you were injured in your workplace or while you were doing your job, you need to think about what you want to do. Yes, you could simply move on and accept that these things sometimes happen. But if you have medical bills to pay, and you suffered a loss of income, it might be necessary to fight for compensation. It will take a long time to get the outcome you want, but that compensation might help you to get back on your feet and return to life as normal. Go to Rothenberg Law to find a lawyer who can help you with this.
Follow the Procedures
There are many stages that you will have to go to when you are trying to get compensation. Your lawyer should be by your side helping you through all these stages as you go. First of all, you need to fill out piles and piles of paperwork. This can be pretty dull and boring, but it will form the backbone of your case when you are in court. So, it’s something that needs to be done. And you might also need to have an independent medical professional assess your injuries and write a report.
Don’t Be Tricked Out of Compensation
Many employers will do whatever they can to stop you getting money from them. This probably won’t come as any surprise to you, but you do need to be aware of the tricks they’ll try. First of all, don’t sign any papers that are put to you by your employer. They might be trying to make you sign a waiver that will absolve the company of any liability with regards to what happened to you. If they do want you to sign anything, make sure that your lawyer reads it thoroughly first of all.