According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,250 fatal workplace injuries in 2018--nearly a two percent increase from the year before. Workplace injuries are common, so employees should understand their employment rights and what they should do if they ever sustain injuries on the job. Our Houston work accident attorneys explain the steps a worker should take after suffering injuries on the job.
If you were involved in a workplace accident, you should report it to your employer, regardless if you believe you were injured or not. Even if you don’t notice symptoms right away, your report could help your employer implement new safety measures to prevent other injuries from occurring. Reporting your accident can also help you if you experience symptoms at a later time.
You should see your doctor as soon as possible after your workplace accident. Even if you were not seriously injured, you should consult with your doctor about your accident and potential symptoms. Your doctor can monitor your symptoms after your accident, and if you do determine that the accident did cause an injury, your doctor can support your claim.
Another important step to take is to discover if you have worker’s compensation coverage. Texas laws don’t require employers to have worker’s compensation coverage. If your employer has worker’s compensation insurance, you should be eligible to receive benefits for your injury sustained on the job. Worker’s comp benefits can help you get proper medical care, compensate you for some of your financial loss, and help you get back to work. It is up to your employer to file a workers' compensation claim with their insurance company on your behalf.
If you were injured on the job, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you get the compensation and benefits you deserve. Contact our Houston workplace accident attorneys today at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a consultation!
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