What To Do When Injured On The Job
When we go to work our day should be fairly routine. Walking into the office, dealing with customers and clients, having a quick lunch and fight traffic all the way home. Our workday should not end with us suing employer for injury that we sustained on the job. When we are hurt on the job our employer should have insurance, policies and other things put into place to help their employees in case there is an accident. When we find ourselves in this situation knowing the steps to protect ourselves is very important.
The last thing you want to do is keep it secret. In some working situations when policies, safety measures and other aspects are not kept up to code or if the employer or other employees are in fear of what may happen when you report it, then you really need to take matters into your own hands to ensure that you are taken care of.
When reporting the incident keep track of who you told and when. You want to take photos of the situation and document everything yourself as well as what is documented by others. If you can’t do it yourself then ask someone to do it for you. These records could end up being your only proof of the situation.
Contact a lawyer immediately
Don’t wait or think twice about hiring a lawyer. If you don’t hire a lawyer right away key facts, information or evidence can be lost. Never rely on your boss to handle it or just to sit back while the situation resolves itself. When you re hurt and looking to get compensated the longer you wait the harder it will become.
When you are hurt and out of work bills can start piling up. This will happen and there really isn’t anything that can be done about it. Just know that the longer you are patent the better your outcome will be. Finally, never settle, if you settle then you could be losing out on a lot.