Did you recently fall at work or suffer some other workplace accident? You may have options! Here are five things you need to do after getting injured at work.
5 of every 100 workers in the United States may experience a work injury.
Suffering an injury at work can be painful, and embarrassing, but it’s important that you know the next steps so that you are prepared and have options. Don’t be afraid and don’t delay though, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries, pain, and suffering.
A fall at work can be difficult and frightening, but here are 5 things that you must do after a workplace accident.
- A Fall at Work: How Bad is it?
Almost 2 million people a year are injured in slip and fall accidents.
The first thing that must be done is to obviously gauge your injury. It will not help to ignore the injury.
If you need medical assistance or are afraid you might, it’s essential that you get help. You may not realize the extent of your injuries and it will help prove that your injury happened at work and you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering.
- Report It
You only have 30 days to report a workplace injury.
It may sound self-explanatory, but it is essential that you report any workplace injuries as soon as possible. It is required by law that any workplace injury be reported to a company within 30 days of the accident. The longer you wait the harder it can be to say that the injuries sustained at work were because of work.
If you are feeling the effects of a slip or fall at work than you must report it to your job.
- Talk to your Health Care Provider
Seek medical attention as soon as you can.
When there it will be important to tell your health care provider about the fall at work or other work-related injuries. Make sure that the person who is seeing you records everything you tell them in your record. This will prevent any arguments about the fault of the accident and who will pay for the injuries.
You deserve to be compensated appropriately!
- Keep A Journal
Every state has different specifics, however, the base is all the same.
It’s important that you keep a journal or diary of all missed days of work, travel expenses and out-of-pocket expenses because you will be reimbursed for these if you can prove that they were because of your fall at work.
This means you should record everything, it may not seem like it now, but it is important!
- You Don’t Have to Do It Alone
A workplace injury can be painful enough.
Injury doctors can make sure that you are being treated and handled properly. They will help you through this difficult and confusing process and will help to make sure that you are back to your happy, healthy self as soon as humanly possible. Even if your injuries are not severe and you think it may be too much, an injury doctor can be helpful because they have experience in this unique situation and can help.
You don’t have to be in pain, and you don’t have to do it alone.
Good as New
A fall at work is painful emotionally and physically.
You deserve to be treated right for any pain and problems that may arise from your workplace injury. If you make sure that you record your steps, see the right people and ask for help you will be healthy in no time.
And not just that… you also make sure you are compensated for your pain!