Personal injury law encompasses a wide range of incidents. What they all have in common is injuries caused by negligence or recklessness on the part of a liable party. Your employer is required to take all reasonably safety precautions in the workplace and can encounter serious trouble if they do not. At Joseph M. Maus & Associates, we have experience in all types of personal injury cases including workplace injuries.
What to Do After a Workplace Injury
The first thing to do after being injured at your place of work is to seek medical care. You must also report your injury to the appropriate point of contact at work. If you are unsure how to proceed with the Workers Comp process, contact a work injury attorney at a trusted personal injury law firm and explain what happened. He or she will know exactly what steps you should take.
How an Attorney Helps in Workers Compensation Cases
A work injury attorney will know what to do if your employer doesn’t report your injury to their Workers’ Comp insurer. He or she will also know the rules about selecting a physician or changing physicians. If your injuries are serious enough to prevent you from returning to your former line of work, your attorney can advise you about your rights to retraining.
Liability May Extend Beyond Your Employer
In some cases, faulty equipment contributes to workplace injuries. If this is so in your case, then the equipment manufacturer may share in liability. Your attorney will know how equipment manufacturers and insurers work together when there is a workplace injury. The Workers’ Comp process becomes more complex in these situations, and it’s easy to be confused by the procedures.
Let a Personal Injury Lawyer Guide You After a Work Injury
You may not think to contact a personal injury law firm after a workplace accident. However, it is critical that you follow procedures correctly to receive the compensation you qualify for under Workers’ Comp laws. At the law firm of Joseph M. Maus & Associates we have experience helping people just like you navigate the Workers’ Comp process and receive the compensation they are entitled to.