Being injured while working may entitle you to workers’ compensation. It could be but is not limited to an automobile accident, construction site accident, defective machines, or a fall. Often injuries that occur on the job may prevent you from working and providing for yourself and your family. Depending on the severity of the injury you may not be able to work for some time. That is when Losavio Law can come in and help you navigate the paperwork and red tape to get you what you deserve. Being hurt at work is a traumatic event that can lead to serious disruption in your life. Losavio Law can help you through this challenging time.
A work or on-the-job injury is any injury suffered by an employee while working. This can be any injury or death while at work. It could be but is not limited to an automobile accident, construction site accident, defective machines, or a fall. Being hurt at work is a traumatic event that can lead to serious disruption in your life. Losavio Law wants to help you.
Steps to Take After a Work Accident
Seek Medical Help Immediately
Being healthy and getting treated by medical professionals is the first thing you should do. Ask for copies of all medical records.
Notify Your Employer As Soon As Possible
Notify your employer or superior in writing. Document everything as soon as you can while all the details about your accident are fresh in your mind. Your employer will likely give you a workers’ compensation form to fill out. You will need to cite:
- The type of injury and injured areas of your body
- The exact location of the accident
- The date and time (as close as you can get it to the time it occurred)
- Anyone involved who witnessed the accident or perhaps contributed to it occurring
- How the accident happened
- Any medical treatment received for your injuries
Request your copy of any forms your workplace asks you to fill out for your records.
Your employer typically files your claim with its insurance company as well as Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Organization. After it is evaluated you will be contacted about whether or not it has been accepted and what benefits are available if it has. You will get the chance to appeal if it is rejected.
Call Losavio Law
We hope you get your claim filed quickly, and you have been compensated accurately. If you do not feel you are being treated fairly by your employer, Losavio Law will help.
A Word From Maria Losavio on Workers Compensation
Being hurt at work is a traumatic event that can lead to serious disruption in your life. Losavio Law can help you through this challenging time.