Taking The Appropriate Steps After A Workplace Injury
Despite the safety precautions, training and protective equipment available on the job, you may still suffer an accident that leaves you with an injury. If this happens, do you know what to do? Are you aware of the protocol you must follow to avoid jeopardizing your claim to workers’ compensation coverage?
Because of the complex and often frustrating nature of obtaining appropriate coverage following a workplace injury, the attorneys at Rosenberg, Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates, LLC, are dedicated to assisting victims of workplace accidents in Arlington Heights and surrounding areas. By taking the necessary steps, you can set in motion the process for receiving compensation. Call us at 847-640-1676, and we can take it from there, fighting for your rights to the resources you need to fully recover from your injuries.
Critical Steps In The Process
No matter how minor your injury, if you intend to file a workers’ compensation claim, it is vital that you take immediate and appropriate action, including these steps:
- Get medical attention: If you suffered severe injuries, a co-worker will likely call for an ambulance. Otherwise, make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.
- Report the injury immediately: Even if the injury seems minor, failing to inform your supervisor that you were hurt on the job can provide a valid reason for denying your claim. Keep in mind that you have a limited time to report your accident.
- Document the incident: Make a list of anyone who may have witnessed the accident, take pictures of the scene and write down your version of events. You may not remember all the details as time passes.
- Consult a lawyer: Rosenberg, Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates, LLC, has 40 years of combined experience assisting Illinois workers with insurance claims as well as other claims that may arise from your workplace injury.
We are proud of the services we provide for workers in the Chicago suburbs. We offer the personal attention you want in a small-law firm with the results you expect from big-city firms. We will stand beside you from the beginning of your workers’ compensation case and represent you if the insurers deny your claim.
Take The Next Step
Call our offices at 847-640-1676. When you contact us by phone or online, we will arrange a free consultation to evaluate your case. Don’t hesitate to seek the legal guidance that can make a difference in getting the assistance you need to recover and get back to work.