Work Injuries & Workers Compensation

Work Injuries & Workers Compensation

If you are hurt at work or a loved one was killed in a work injury you should consult Mr. Roger Davie to determine what your legal rights are.

Common Workplace Injuries

Although most employers do everything they can to keep the workplace safe, accidents can still happen. Here are some common workplace injuries:

  • Head injuries
  • Cut and lacerations
  • Muscle strains
  • Eye injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Neck injuries
  • Burns

Steps to Take After Getting Injured at Work

If you suffered an injury at your job, you have to take certain steps to ensure your eligibility for compensation. Here are a few things you must do now:

    • Keep a Journal: It is a good idea to take notes of your health status in a journal. For example, if you have been experiencing headaches every day, jot that down. If your doctor accidentally omits certain symptoms on your medical records, you will at least have your own records.
      • Inform Your Boss About Your Injury: No matter what type of accident you were in at work, you have to tell your boss about it immediately. Tell your boss when and where the accident occurred and if there was anyone else around. If you wait too long to inform your employer about your injury, you could lose your right to receive workers’ compensation.
      • See a Doctor: It is important to seek medical care for your injury promptly, even if you don’t feel much pain. Certain injuries, like concussions or whiplash, don’t always present symptoms right away. You don’t want to put your health in jeopardy. A doctor will perform a physical exam and tests to determine the extent of your injuries and recommend the appropriate treatment. During your appointment, describe the accident that caused your injury and how your injury has affected your life thus far.
      • Follow Your Doctor’s Orders: After assessing your injury, your doctor will create a treatment plan. For instance, if you suffered a neck injury, your doctor may want you to go to physical therapy. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions to ensure a successful recovery. Even if you start to feel better, you should still continue to go to your scheduled appointments. If you don’t follow your physician’s orders, you could also jeopardize your workers’ compensation case.
      • Hire a Lawyer: A workers’ compensation claim can be overwhelming to take on your own. That is why you should hire a lawyer who specializes in handling work injuries & workers’ compensation cases. He or she can help you file the claim accurately and protect your rights.

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