The Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya has a few tips on what to do if you’ve been injured.
First, don’t ignore your injury, thinking there’s nothing you can do about it. It’s important that the incident be reported and acted on by your employer. Be sure to tell the right person that you’ve been hurt. Report the injury to your supervisor or the person you’re supposed to report work injuries to. If you’re not sure who the right person is, ask human resources.
Be sure an incident report is filled out by the proper person, and get a copy of the report. If you don’t get a copy within a couple days, remind the person you report to and ask for a copy. If you still don’t get one, write a brief description of the incident yourself and turn it in to your employer. Be sure to note in your report what happened, when and where it happened, and the nature of your injuries. Also be sure to include the name of the person you reported your injury to and what they have or haven’t done about it.
Don’t delay. The law sets strict deadlines and procedures that must be followed by both the employer and employee. Missing a deadline or filing improper paperwork can hurt your case. Contact an experienced work comp attorneys at The Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya right away to arrange a free meeting. We’ll talk with you about your incident and advise you on what to do next. But remember – don’t delay. Time is of the essence.
If you’ve been hurt in a work accident, you need an attorney who will get you the money you’re entitled to. Give me a call at (303) 758-4777, email me at DLS@dlslawfirm.com or visit us on the web at www.dlslawfirm.com. Let’s talk about your case. There’s no cost or obligation. We’ll help you get the money you and your family deserve for the injuries you’ve suffered. And remember: If we take your case, we don’t get paid unless you get paid.