No matter how careful you may be, you can’t control external forces. Maybe a coworker came in with his or her mind on other things. Maybe your company is using faulty equipment. There are simply things that are out of your control as a worker. And while no one wants to think about getting hurt on the job, you should be prepared for any situation. In the following post, we describe the four most important steps you should take immediately after being hurt on the job. As always, you can speak with an experienced workers compensation lawyer by calling us here at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC.
First and foremost, you need to secure your own safety. If you are okay, be sure that your coworkers don’t need help. You should also be aware that even if you feel like you’re not hurt after a work accident, minor injuries could linger and cause serious medical trouble in the future. Not all work injuries are apparent at first.
Whatever the situation is, be sure to take these four crucial steps after a work accident:
Once you have made sure you’ve done everything on the above list, you may want to consider hiring a workers comp attorney. An experienced attorney will help you understand your rights and be able to give you detailed advice about your specific case. Often, companies will try to intimidate the injured party into withdrawing their claim. Contact Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC, by calling our office today.