No one anticipates being hurt on the job. Fortunately, workers’ compensation and premise insurance benefits provided by the employer are sufficient to cover the majority of occupational injuries. When a serious injury occurs on the job, however, the coverage might not be enough.
It can be a nightmare for a family that is unable to plan for medical expenses, lost income while recovering, and pain and suffering as a result of the accident. Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies often work to protect their financial interests rather than assisting you in receiving the treatment you need.
I’m not sure what I should do next.
Following a building accident or an injury suffered by a worker in another industry, the next steps might not be obvious. What you should do next to safeguard your interests is:
- Report the incident immediately:Inform your employer, and call the police if necessary. Having a formal accident report will help your case.
- Talk to a lawyer: Contact us and we will help you.