Steps to Take After you Get Injured at Work

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As an employee, being safe in your workplace or worksite is a basic right in Canada. However, accidents can happen any time, regardless of how much you comply with health and safety rules at your workplace. Here’s what you should do when you get injured at work.

Report it

Many times, we get an injury at work but ignore it and keep working unless the pain becomes unbearable. Even if you think that the injury isn’t very serious, there’s no harm in seeking medical help. When you get injured at work, tell your manager and provide them with all the necessary details about the injury.

Seek Medical Help

Acquire first-aid and visit a doctor to make sure the injury doesn’t get worse. A doctor may also guide you about the severity of the injury and how much rest you need. Don’t worry about medical expenses, as it’s the responsibility of your employer to pay for your treatment and travel costs to the hospital or clinic.

Make sure you tell your doctor that it’s a workplace injury and inform them about your symptoms. Ask your doctor to share your medical report with the workers’ compensation board.

Maintain Records

In addition to informing your doctor about how the accident took place, how you got injured, and the symptoms you feel, you should also keep records of other accident details such as the location of the accident, date and time of the injury, names and contact information of witnesses, the manager you reported to after the accident and the number of healthcare visits you’ve had to make.

a woman taking notesKeeping records is very important because if you don’t, you won’t have any evidence to support your claim when you apply for compensation. Often, employers don’t accept that the injury is work-related. If this happens, you’ll have sufficient information to prove your point.

Hire a Lawyer

Filing a claim for workplace injuries isn’t as easy as it may sound. You may need to seek legal help to cut through the process successfully. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can guide you about the legal complexities of the process and make sure you receive the compensation you need.

At Nanda & Associate Lawyers, we have a team of experienced workers’ compensation lawyers, car accident lawyers, litigation lawyers, personal injury lawyers, family lawyers, divorce lawyers, immigration lawyers, and real estate litigation lawyers on board. We have also been awarded the Peel Region’s BEST Lawyer – General Practice Company by Consumer Choice Award, so you can trust our legal services without any worries.

Contact us to learn how we can help you.

 

Disclaimer: This article is only for educational purposes and shouldn’t be used as a substitute for legal advice.

 

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