What to Expect When Injured on the Job?
If you are injured at work it is important that you know what to expect. It can be an overwhelming experience, especially if it is the first time you have ever had a work injury. First and foremost, report your injury to your supervisor or Human Resources Department immediately. Your employer should have posters in a common area at your place of employment outlining the steps to take should you suffer a work injury. Be sure to complete an Injury Report. If you suffer a serious injury and do not have time to complete these steps, your health and well-being is most important so get to a medical facility for treatment first. Make sure you explain to the medical provider that you were injured at work. Please obtain documentation from the medical provider and, if you did not have a chance to report your injury to your employer, make sure you do so as soon as possible. You may think you do not need an attorney, but it is important to know your rights. Please feel free to reach out to Banks Law to discuss your case. We are here to answer your questions, put you at ease and guide you through this difficult time.