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Posted on January 16, 2020 by

What to Do First After a Workplace Accident

Getting injured on the job is something that impacts a countless number of families in Missouri every single year. While some people pursue legal action, many are completely unaware of what rights they have in these types of situations. We want to help clarify things if you or someone you love needs to pursue a workers’ compensation case.
Step One: Immediately Get Medical Treatment
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need to get first aid right there at the scene of the accident. But it’s very important for you to see a doctor right away. You should get medical help even if you think your injuries aren’t severe because it can be very easy to overlook serious injuries after they first occur.
Step Two: Notify Your Supervisor
You definitely do not want to keep your injury a secret. Talk with your supervisor about what happened and fill out the necessary paperwork. If you wait too long, you may forfeit your rights to workers’ compensation, which is not something you want to do.
Step Three: Speak With Your St. Louis Workers’ Comp Attorneys
Your St. Louis workers’ comp attorneys understand exactly what you need to do to get the compensation you deserve, and we will fight hard for your rights. This isn’t something you need to, or should, handle on your own. Contact us to discuss your case.