Palm Beach Workplace Accident Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt, a Palm Beach Workplace Accident Lawyer has represented victims of injury events for many years. We understand the complex nature of workplace injuries, and can bring extensive knowledge to the table when handling your case. Unfortunately, there are outside influences besides yourself that may have caused the accident to occur. So essentially, there is a chance that you are not the person to blame for the incident.
For example, your employer may not have provided sufficient protective equipment, failed to address a workplace issue, neglected to replace tools that had malfunctioned, or otherwise been careless when it comes to employee safety. If you believe this may be the case, then please call our law firm today for immediate assistance.
Here we discuss the actions you will need to take shortly after the workplace injury accident occurs:
Examine The Extent Of Your Injuries
The first action a Lawyer for Palm Beach Workplace Accidents recommends taking is a few moments to assess your injuries. If you are in the middle of a work-related task, get yourself to a safe area and check your body for aches, bleeding, bruising, tenderness, and any other symptoms. You may want to do this in the presence of a trusted coworker, so they can be a witness to the injuries you claim. If your injuries only require a first aid kit and nothing more, then you may not need to file a claim with your employer. However, if your injuries surpass what the standard first aid kit can offer, then you need to request medical help right away.
Get Medical Attention
Of course, no one wants to be that worker who pauses in their tasks which causes the workflow and productivity to be lost. But, after a workplace accident it is in your best interest to get medical care if you need it. We cannot emphasize enough why halting what you are doing and getting treatment is so important. If you continue to work until your shift is over or fail to get a medical assessment that same day, your employer may use your delay as a reason to cast doubt into your claims.
Inspect The Scene and Document
After getting medical care, it is time to go back to the scene and gather evidence (if you haven’t already). In fact, if you were able to take pictures of the workplace scene and what caused your injury, that would be the optimal outcome. However, if your injuries were severe you may not have been able to take that time before jetting off to the emergency room or urgent care. Inspect the area to see if you notice any obvious hazards, such as dangerous items or a wet floor. Photographs can speak volumes and are harder to deny compared to verbal statements.
If you want help regarding a recent injury accident at work, then please call the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt to get assistance from a Workplace Accident Lawyer in Palm Beach right away.