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What to Do If You're Injured at Work

Author: Burg, Simpson, Eldredge, Hersh & Jardine

Published: 2011-02-18

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If you experience a serious injury on the job you may be entitled to benefits under workers compensation law or medical insurance.

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Many types of injuries can occur at work including slip and falls or a back injury. One of the most serious types of injury, however, is traumatic brain injury. Workers' compensation is like an insurance plan paid for by your employer.

Your work environment is just like any other in that there could be the potential for you to seriously injure yourself, resulting in lasting emotional, physical, and financial damage. If you do experience a serious injury on the job, you may be entitled to benefits under workers' compensation laws or medical insurance.

Many types of injuries can occur at work including slip and falls or a back injury. One of the most serious types of injury, however, is traumatic brain injury. Workers' compensation is like an insurance plan paid for by your employer that will help to cover most lost wages and your medical bills, whether you were at fault for your accident or not. However, if you fail to take the correct steps after your injury, many employers may fight your claim to deny you the compensation you deserve. It is vital that you take every step necessary to ensure your recovery and time away from work is as easy as possible and that includes hiring an experienced Colorado head injury attorney.

After you are injured at work you should immediately notify your employer of the accident or injury. You may have to fill out a written report documenting your injury and how it occurred. If you have any witnesses to the accident, they should also fill out written statements supporting your claim. Pay attention to who else was around you at the time and write down their names so you remember who can verify what happened.

It is important that you seek medical help immediately. The failure to do so could exacerbate your injury and your employer may use that as an argument against compensating you completely. While you may feel like you can trust your employer to provide for you, the truth is that many employers will try and get away with paying you the least amount possible.

Your attorney will help ensure that compensation for medical costs, lost wages and all other accident-related expenses are included in your settlement.

If you live in Colorado and have suffered any sort of injury on the job including a serious head injury, please visit Burg, Simpson, Eldredge, Hersh & Jardine online today at coloradoaccidentattorneys.com

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