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What To Do If You Have An Accident While At Work.

February 15, 2019 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) An accident can happen at anytime whether you are on the clock or not. However, while on the clock, there are things you need to know about what you can do to ensure you will get compensated for the injury. Car accidents, while driving your car or a company vehicle, are the number one work related accidents that happen. You will need to find effective workers’ comp lawyers to make sure that you get what you deserve through the legal system. Accidents happen but when you are on the clock when an accident happens, it is on the employers hands to make sure you are compensated the right way. Here is more information on what to do if you have an accident whilst at work.

Contact Your Employer Immediately

One thing is for sure, if you were hurt in an accident while on the clock, you need to let your employer know as soon as possible. If you don’t notify them of the accident right away, this could hurt your chances of getting what is rightfully yours.

Working When In An Accident?

Were you working while in an accident? The insurance claim will be different depending on whether or not you were working when the accident occurred. If you weren’t working at the time of the accident, you will need to file a claim with your own insurance company and your employer has nothing to do with it. However, if you were working when it happened, it will be on him or her to file a claim on your behalf.

Go To The Hospital

If you were hurt while at work, it is the same even if you weren’t working. You still need to go to the hospital right away and get checked. Once you do, you will have medical records to prove you were hurt and your employer will need these reports to show the insurance company he is filing a claim with for you.

File A Workers’ Compensation Claim

After everything is said and done and you have been to the hospital, you will need to file a workers’ compensation claim to get the money you deserve. After all, you were hurt on the job and it is on them to make sure you get what you are supposed to get.

Find And Hire A Lawyer

Now that you have let your employer know that you were hurt while working, and you went to the emergency room, filed a workers’ compensation claim, now it is time to find and hire a lawyer to help you. You can ask your employer to recommend someone, ask friends to refer someone to you, and even do a search online to find reviews of the best ones in your area. However you do it, you need a good lawyer who knows the ins and outs of workers’ compensation to get the best settlement for you.

Once everything is done, you can either settle out of court or take your employer to court to get more. Either way, your lawyer will help you every step of the way and will never leave you alone to deal with everything on your own.

Staff Writer; Doug Brown

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