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5 Things to Remember When Making a Claim Against Your Employer if You’re Injured at Work

Many people who are injured after an accident at work suffer in silence, worried that their job will be at risk, not to mention their relationship with their employer.

Many want to claim compensation for the incident that caused them to suffer, but most do not want their employer to get into trouble.

If you have suffered an injury caused by your work, then you are entitled to make a claim for the compensation you are entitled to. Here’s what you should do:

Consider when your accident was

In most cases, there is a time limit to report workplace accident claims. If you think you might be able to make a claim for compensation after a workplace accident, then report it as soon as possible waiting could hinder your case.

Who was responsible?

Even if your employer is not responsible for the conditions that caused your injury if it happened at work you could still be entitled to claim benefits. You may have been the victim of dangerous work practices, negligence of co-worker with another company, badly-maintained equipment, or maybe toxic substances; all of which could lead to a possible claim for compensation. Even if it was simply injuring yourself when you lifted something, it can be compensable.

Did you receive medical attention?

If you did not receive the correct medical attention at the time of your accident at work, this may have an impact on your claim. Do not delay in seeking medical care. Be sure to describe the cause of your injury.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure you are treated correctly following work injury and your ER should not prevent or hinder you from seeking medical care.

Do you have all the details to hand?

In the case of an accident in the workplace, you should collect as many details as you can, such as where the accident happened, when it took place, who was supervising and what action was taken. This information can be vital should you proceed with a workers’ compensation claim. Photographs of the injury or environment where it took place may be helpful.

Do you have a reputable Attorney on your side?

If you have been injured due to an accident at work this can be a difficult and troubling time and you will need all the expert advice of an experienced and reliable law firm.

Harvey & Carpenter has over 50 years’ experience and are specialists in workers’ compensation, workplace injury and accidents, and social security disability.

So, if you’ve been injured in a workplace accident call us today at (507)-779-7529 and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.


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