What to Do After a Sip and Fall
It's Monday and you are back at work like any other normal week-day. You know your supervisor was working in the same area an hour before. However, you aren't sure what the supervisor was doing in your work station.
You are simply doing your job when you suddenly find yourself falling. Your supervisor had left a wet spot on the cement floor that you couldn't see. Because the supervisor didn't warn you, you ended up on the floor.
You have no idea what happened or how it happened. You do know that this situation was caused by something that is not your fault. Let's take a deeper look into the slip and fall situation.
"What should you do after slipping and falling?"
The first thing you need to do is make sure you are alright. Check your body for any injuries you've sustained from the fall. If you are injured, you should report it to your supervisor immediately. You need to report the slip and fall regardless of any injuries that you've received.
The supervisor will need to make a report before you take your next step. If you are injured, you will need to get medical attention as soon as you can. Make sure you keep all of the paperwork you get from the medical clinic or hospital for future reference.
The more you are able to prove in a workers' comp case, the better off you'll be in the long run. Once you have everything settled with your injuries, you should take some time to figure out who is at fault for the fall.
If the employer is at fault for whatever reason, you should contact a lawyer. The lawyer will walk you through the steps you need to take so you can get workers' comp. If you need to take time off to heal from any injuries, workers' comp will be essential to making sure your bills are paid.
"Why do you need a lawyer for workers' comp?"
Hiring a lawyer during this process can benefit you. The process for getting workers' comp can be very confusing for people. Not knowing the process can hurt you, which is why hiring a lawyer experienced with workers' comp is a great idea.
Having the support of someone who knows what they are doing will benefit you, especially if you are hit with delays by workers' comp officials.
The lawyer will know how to get past those delays if some come up during the proceedings. Having that level of expertise can make sure your request for workers' comp is pushed through.
"How do I get the most out of this experience?"
Knowing what to do to get the process started is one way to make sure you are getting value out of the situation.
Expecting delays and finding ways to get around them is another way to bypass any problems down the line. Having the support of a lawyer or family member is a great way to make sure you are doing things correctly.
Having this level of support can ensure that everything is done by the due date but also make sure that everything is done properly. Not knowing what to do can spell doom in times like this so make sure you are prepared for it.
Greenville, NC Personal Injury Attorneys
I’m Brian Ricci, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Greenville, NC. If you have suffered a personal injury, please call me anytime at (252) 752-7785 or 1-800-387-6406 for free, friendly advice. Let’s go over the details of your accident case over the phone and see how best to proceed. The call is free and there is no obligation to you.
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