If you’ve been injured in a truck accident while on the job, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation. Getting access to the workers’ compensation benefits and financial assistance isn’t as easy as it should be, but we are here to help. Here are some of the steps you’ll want to take if involved in an accident on the job.
Report the Accident
The very first thing you need to do is report the accident. Report it to your employers and give them as much information as you can. They should assist you through the process but that isn’t always the case. Many employees who are involved in workplace accidents are hesitant to report them because they don’t want to stop working or they don’t think their employer will help. If an employer is not accommodating, you have legal rights.
Get Medical Assistance
Make sure you get proper medical assistance and listen to all recommended treatments from your doctors. Delaying or forgoing medical assistance could make your claim more difficult and it could also make things worse down the road if an injury isn’t treated properly.
Keep as much information as you can. This includes dates and times, correspondence with your employer or others involved in the incident, and medical records. If your employer tries to stop your claim you will need this as evidence and it will help your attorney if you can provide concrete proof of the accident, any injuries and what took place following the accident.
Fight for Your Rights and Enlist Help
If you are employed by a business with workers’ compensation, are involved in a workplace or work-related accident and need to file a workers’ compensation claim, don’t give up. Just because your employer is pushing back doesn’t mean you don’t have rights. You can get an attorney who specializes in worker’s compensation claims to help you with getting the medical treatment you need, accurately calculating the amount of wage loss benefits you should receive, seeking a fair evaluation of permanent impairment, pursuing full compensation for the permanent damages you’ve suffered and evaluating whether any third-party personal injury claims exist in your particular case
The experienced team at Holman Law Firm is here to help. We provide legal counsel to individuals injured in the workplace. The workers’ compensation clients we serve are often worried about getting medical treatment, paying bills, and getting back to work. Our attorneys offer answers to your questions and assist you in putting a plan in place to meet your needs. Contact us now for a free consultation at our office or go online at www.holmanfirm.com.