What Should You Do When You’re Hurt on the Job?
The steps you take immediately following an on-the-job injury can greatly impact your health as well as your potential personal injury and worker’s compensation benefits. We’ve put together a quick list of tips for injured truckers to follow when they are hurt on the job. Whether your injury occurs on the road or at a worksite, following these tips will help you get the injury documentation process started on your own and be fully prepared for your Hurt Trucker Attorney to step in to help. Here are the initial steps you should take if you’re hurt on the job.
Tip #1: Report the Injury
Report the injury in writing to your employer and explain exactly how the accident happened and that the injury was job related.
Tip #2: Write a Description
Write a description of how the injury happened while it is still fresh in your memory, including any witness names, addresses and phone numbers.
Tip #3: Take Pictures
Take pictures of the accident scene if the accident was caused in part by the negligence of someone other than your employer.
Tip #4: Seek Medical Attention
When you seek medical attention for your injury, be sure to tell the doctor exactly how the accident happened and give a complete description of the pain and problems you are experiencing.
Tip #5: No Signatures or Statements
Don’t sign any document you do not understand or give any recorded statement to anyone unless you have legal counsel present!