What to Do When You’re Injured at Work

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Were you recently injured while on the job? Whether it was your fault or not, it’s never fun to be injured, especially if it inhibits you from continuing to work, whether permanently or temporarily. Here are some things for you to think about ranging from suing your employer to ensuring you’re covered financially and medically.

Suing Your Employer for Injury

Depending on how badly you’re hurt, it might be a good idea to consider suing employer for injury to make sure you’re taken care of, no matter what needs may arise. If your employer was at fault due to negligence, suing them could help ensure your fellow coworkers are not in danger of being injured as well. Suing could also help you financially until you are able to get back to work, or permanently if your injury is serious enough for you to not be able to return to work at all. Make sure you do your research and find a lawyer that will treat you well, though.

Filing Worker’s Compensation

Worker’s compensation is set up for situations like this, to ensure your medical bills are paid and you’re covered. Your company’s human resources department should be able to help you wade through this process so you can make sure everything is filed successfully and your claim is approved.

Resting and Healing

Once you’ve properly assessed your injury and taken steps to make sure your finances are in order and doctor’s visits are set up, it’s time to focus on healing. The most important thing is for you to do is to get better so you can either return to your normal life or figure out what your new normal may be. If you need help adjusting mentally, it may be a good idea to seek the help and advice of a counselor.