What Should I Do If I Am Injured at Work?
Suffering an injury at work is usually stressful, and you may find yourself asking a lot of questions. If you are out of work due to the injury and wondering “how will I get paid? Do I have medical bills to take care of? What does this mean for my job long term?” here are a few things you can, and should, do to make the process a little bit smoother, and a lot less stressful:
Report and document the injury to a supervisor as soon as possible.
If there were witnesses to the work accident/injury, take down their names and phone numbers.
Ask your supervisor or human resource personnel for workers’ compensation claim information.
Seek out medical care soon after a work injury and let your doctor know the injury happened at work
Consult with a workers’ compensation attorney.
Following these steps soon after a work injury will help protect yourself and your workers’ compensation claim. Whether or not you ultimately need to pursue a claim or hire an attorney, taking these steps gives you options if a work injury leads you to ask any of the questions mentioned above.
If you have been injured at work in Delaware, call the attorneys at Kimmel Carter at 302-565-6100.