You Have Rights After an Accident on the Job – Do You Know Them?
Your employer has a legal obligation to make sure your work environment is safe. Sometimes accidents happen that lead to injuries, but those accidents might be due to negligence on the part of your employer. Either way, it’s important for you to know your rights if you’re the one who has been hurt.
Protecting Your Rights on the Job
Employees do have rights at work, but it’s up to them to make sure they’re protected. In order to protect your rights you should:
* Immediately report any injury that occurs to your supervisor.
* Make sure the appropriate paperwork is filled out to document your injury. It should be something that you need to sign.
* File a workers’ compensation claim. This is a way to formally notify your employer, their insurance company and workers’ compensation court that you’ve been injured.
* Make sure to see a doctor and get all recommended forms of medical treatment.
Depending on your situation, you have the right to return to your job when your doctor gives the OK. If your injury is severe, you also have the right to some form of disability payment.
Do You Need the Help of St. Louis Workers’ Comp Attorneys?
Your St. Louis workers’ comp attorneys are here to help you if you need assistance protecting your rights. If you have been injured on the job, you can’t afford to wait to get legal advice. Contact us.