First Steps After A Work Injury
Being injured at work can be the beginning of a million questions. The most important one is, “what should you do after being injured at work.”
Step One: Report Your Injury
It is important to formally start the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim. This means telling your supervisor about your injury and making sure they understand that you want to file a claim.
Step Two: Get Medical Attention
Get medical care as soon as possible. Be completely honest with your doctor and include all of your symptoms or signs of injury. This could be crucial to future determinations of whether or not certain injuries were the result of what happened at work.
Step Three: Talk To A Lawyer
Most injured workers cannot afford to have a claim denied or to leave valuable benefits on the table. Trying to navigate the workers’ compensation system without the experienced guidance of a lawyer you trust can leave you and your family unnecessarily in need.
What If My Injury Happened Over Time?
Not all work injuries happen in an instant. Some happen because of years of hard labor and the toll it can take on a body. If you have been diagnosed with an injury or condition that may have been caused by your work duties over time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back injuries or exposure to toxic substances, we can help you.
Decades Of Workers’ Compensation Experience
At the Law Offices of Frank J. Niesen, Jr., our firm is committed to helping guide injured workers through the workers’ compensation process. From the moment you realized you were injured to the moment we have secured benefits for you, we can be there to help you understand the process while we fight for all of the benefits you are entitled to.
Our founding attorney, Frank J. , Jr., is AV* Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This is their highest available rating.
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Serving St. Louis And Throughout Missouri And Illinois
If you are concerned about what to do after an on-the-job injury, turn to the Law Offices of Frank J. Niesen, Jr., for help that can serve all your needs. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, call 314-421-5800 or contact us online.
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