What to do if You are Injured at Work

If you’ve recently been injured at work and you believe it was because of something your employer did or failed to do, you may need to seek justice in a court of law.

Believe it or not, work injuries are surprisingly common in the United States. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, in 2015, 4,836 workers were killed on the job. And, fortunately, while most accidents don’t result in death, they can still have some pretty serious consequences.

For one, on the job accidents can cause you to rack up some pretty serious medical bills. Furthermore, they can lead to lost wages and can even impair your ability to work in the future. Fortunately, you can often recoup some or even all of your losses, as well as expenses related to pain and suffering, by either going through your worker’s compensation insurance and/or taking legal action against your employer.  A good personal injury attorney can listen to the details of your accident and situation and give you advice on how best to proceed.

Insurance Claims

If your attorney advises you to file a worker’s compensation claim, make sure you do so as soon as possible. Also, collect any and all documentation related to the accident that you possibly can, and find witnesses who will back up your claim if possible. Also, have a legal professional working with you and providing advice every step of the way to ensure that you actually get the funds that you deserve

Lawsuits

If a lawsuit turns out to be the better option for you, you may have to wait a bit longer to see the money you deserve, but you will typically see more of it. Just ensure that you have a good lawyer on your side who is experienced with these types of cases and who can handle your case correctly.

Remember, no one deserves to be injured on the job, so, if you are, be sure to seek justice one way or another.