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5 Steps to Take if You’ve Been Injured at Work

What should you do if you’ve been injured at work? Most of us don’t think about the answer to this question until we’re forced to. By then, it can be confusing and difficult to decipher what you should do. Our attorneys know how frustrating and debilitating it can be when you are involved in an accident. That’s why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide so you know exactly what to do should you find yourself in this situation.

1. File a Report

Report the injury to a supervisor or human resources persons for documentation. Give them the details of the accident and fill out any paperwork they may require.

2. Seek Medical Care

Seek emergency medical care to obtain needed help and to further document the injury. Be certain that you report ALL body parts affected by the injury and be as detailed as possible.

3. Contact Insurance

If a third party’s actions have caused your injury, be certain to document the accident with their insurance carrier.

4. Keep All Documentation

Be certain to keep all follow up doctor visits and thoroughly document all injuries.

5. Call the Philpot Law Firm!

Last, but certainly not least, call the Philpot Law Firm! We understand that there is also a psychological pain that comes with not being able to do your job or enjoy life as you did before you were injured at work. It can be difficult to know where to go for help. Our specialized attorneys are experts in workers compensation and will help guide you through your case. We will be here for you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation!