Slip and Fall Injury

I Fell At Work – Now What?

Slip and fall injuries often happen in the workplace, and they can occur for any number of reasons. It might be a slippery floor, debris on the floor, a damaged step, wires on the floor, a bunched-up carpet that hasn’t been fixed, etc. These sorts of accidents happen frequently, but most people aren’t sure what they should do if they fall.

Below are some essential tips to keep in mind. They can help ensure your rights are protected and that you can seek compensation for injuries and losses if needed.

Get Medical Treatment

After a fall, your first step is to seek medical treatment for any serious injuries that occurred. Even if you don’t feel as though you were seriously hurt, you still need to be examined by a doctor. Often, injuries don’t present themselves right away. It may take a few days or longer for the serious issues to be revealed. This is especially true of head wounds.

If you wait too long to see a doctor and then try to get worker’s compensation benefits, the employer might argue that you waited too long. They may even try to say that the injuries weren’t from the accident at work.

Let Your Employer Know

You need to be sure your employer knows about the injury and the nature of the accident. You want to include all of the details about what caused the fall, mention how it affected your body, whether you hit your head, and all pertinent details. You need to be as thorough as possible. Otherwise, the insurance company will try to claim that your injuries were not received in the workplace.

Get Your Worker’s Compensation Claim Forms to File

Your employer should provide you with the proper forms that need to be filed for your claim. They should also provide you with instructions as to how to fill them out. Make sure that you file your claim right away. Waiting too long could forfeit your right to compensation for your injuries.

Talk to an Experienced Attorney

Even though you can file the claim on your own, seek the counsel of The Grewer Law Group. You don’t deal with these complex legal matters regularly, and there is a chance you could make mistakes that will cost you later. Provide the attorney with all of the information they need to handle your case and let them get to work.

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