What To Do After a Work-Related Injury

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Do You Know What To Do If You Get Hurt At Work?

In Connecticut, you are significantly more likely to sustain a workplace injury than in other states. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than three out of every 100 workers experience a workplace injury every year.

Connecticut workers have put their trust in Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, and we take your trust very seriously. Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined experience.

What To Know During A Workplace Accident

What you do in the wake of a workplace injury will make a difference for your case. Here are some things you should know that may help you in an emergency situation:

  • Do not hesitate to call for a medical professional. Your health should always come first, and getting appropriate medical care should be your first priority.
  • Make sure your manager knows what has happened, ideally in writing, shortly after the accident. This creates a record and can put processes in place that help you with a claim later.
  • Keep a list of anyone who was present for the accident. Witnesses are often a critical part of a workers’ compensation case and may be needed to corroborate your story.
  • Contact an attorney. Many workers’ compensation offers undervalue your financial needs. The best way to know that you have a fair settlement is to talk with a professional.

Whether your injury is from a major machinery malfunction or a repetitive stress injury, our team brings a wealth of resources, knowledge and energy to your case.

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