What To Do If You're Hurt At Work
Take steps to protect your legal rights. Our attorneys can help.
If you've been hurt on the job, you need to take immediate and appropriate action to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve so you can recover on your terms. The workers' compensation system places strict deadlines and expectations on injured workers. Failing to meet those deadlines could affect your right to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.
The attorneys at O'Malley & Langan have extensive experience representing injured workers in Scranton and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. That's why we want to help you get your life back on track. If you've sustained an injury at work, here's what you need to do:
- Seek immediate medical attention. Your health comes first after any injury, and work injuries are no exception. Seeing a doctor right away will make it easier for you to get better. You need to follow all instructions given by your doctor - and be sure to document everything.
- Promptly notify your employer. Under Pennsylvania law, you generally have 21 days to notify your employer of a workplace injury. But there's no need to wait that long. Tell your immediate supervisor as soon as you are injured, even if you believe your injury is minor.
- Document the accident. Follow your employer's policies for reporting and documenting an on-the-job injury. Make sure you keep a copy of the accident report for your own records, just in case there is any future question about what happened during your accident.
- Talk to witnesses. If a co-worker or customer witnessed your accident, make sure you have that person's contact information. Again, a witness account of what happened could help you address any future questions that could emerge regarding your on-the-job injury.
- Contact us. Don't assume you will automatically receive the benefits you deserve after your workplace injury. Many workers compensation cases turn out to be very complicated. That's why you need to contact an experienced workers' compensation attorney from our firm right away. We can help you get the medical treatment you need and get your bills paid.
Knowing what to do after an on-the-job injury can be confusing. That's why it's important that you involve an experienced workplace injury lawyer as soon as possible. Once you retain our firm, we can guide you through the complex workers' compensation process and work hard to obtain a positive outcome in your case.
Our attorneys want to meet with you. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation. Call (866) 326-0100 today.