Slip And Fall At Work?
Slip and Fall Cases
SLip and fall and trip and fall are some of the most common accidents suffered by people while at work.
Slips and falls actually account for 16 percent of all workplace accidents and can result in a number of injuries. Sprains, fractures, broken bones, and even death can all occur as a result of a slip and fall.
If you experience a slip and fall at work then there are legal options available to you. A Chicago slip and fall lawyer will be your best asset to get the justice you deserve. The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo is a team of Chicago slip and fall lawyers who will creatively and aggressively fight for the best outcome for your case. Here is what you should do if you slip and fall while at work.
Report Your Fall at Work
The very first thing you should do when injured at work is to report your injury to a supervisor and make sure a formal report is filed.In the State of Illinois, you have 45 days to report your injury to your employer, and 3 years to actually file an Application at the Workers’ Comp Commission. Be honest and be timely, it’s very important that you provide a transparent and prompt report of the circumstances surrounding the injury. This will help your case later on. Sometimes, workers are tempted to NOT tell their doctor that they got hurt at work. They leave the information out or they tell their doctor they hurt it at home. They do this because they are afraid that they might get fired if they report a work injury. But failing to make sure your medical records document how and when the pain started the worst thing you can do.
Seek Medical Attention
Obviously if you’re injured you should find a doctor to treat your injury. Keep careful records and notes off all medical professionals you see as a result of the injury. Keep their contact information, place of practice, and treatment provided so that you can revisit it when it becomes necessary in your case. Under Workers Comp law, you have a right to choose your own doctor. Be leery of accepting the diagnosis or treatment plan (or lack thereof) of a company-suggested doctor. Choose your own doctor, and feel secure that the doctor who is helping you is not conflicted about wanting to please the company. You always want a lawyer who is concerned with you and the injuries you got when you fell at work.
Find a Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer
After you have notified your employer of your injury and found a proper medical treatment you should hire a Chicago slip and fall lawyer. A workers’ compensation lawyer will be able to act as a liaison between you and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and will be hugely helpful for your case. A personal injury lawyer who specializes in workers’ compensation cases and can honestly and competently handle a fall at work will be intimately familiar with this area of the law and provide you with the best possible chance of success with your case. Don’t hire the neighborhood real estate lawyer. They are not going to be familiar with the ins and outs of Workers’ Comp and premises liability law.
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