Getting injured on the job is something that you’ll hopefully never have to deal with. However, if you do find yourself with a workplace-related injury there are certain steps you need to take in order to protect yourself physically and legally. Navigating the complex world of worker’s compensation can be difficult, but if you’re smart you can end up receiving the settlement you deserve. Here are just a few things to keep in mind when dealing with a workplace injury.
Right after the accident do your best to stay calm. Don’t attempt to move (unless you are in immediate danger) because this could worsen the injuries you have already sustained. Quickly ask for help from people nearby, and always insist on calling for medical care if the situation warrants it.
Collect Contact Information from Witnesses
Do this while still on the scene of the accident, if possible—of course don’t let it interfere with you receiving medical care. Be sure to include multiple ways of contacting these witnesses (like phone numbers, addresses, and email) because they can potentially become very important in establishing what happened in your claim. […]