Very few people wake up for work in the morning expecting to be involved in an accident on the job. Unfortunately, people are involved in industrial accidents every day. If you are involved in such an accident, there are steps you can take to be sure you are legally protected.
1. Report the Accident
As soon as possible following the accident, report it to your immediate supervisor. Request that your supervisor files an incident report. That report must detail the nature of the incident, the type of injuries you incur, and the actions or steps that were taken immediately following the accident.
You may need this report if you decide to file a disability claim or a claim against your employer. It is against the law for your employer to refuse to take a report of any on-the-job accident.
2. Get Medical Attention
Even if you feel fine after the accident, be sure that you seek medical attention. You never know how you will feel tomorrow or even next week. Do not assume that because you have no visible injuries that you are not injured. If you forego medical treatment, you may not be able to file a claim if injuries appear later.
3. Consult an Attorney
After you have filed a report and sought medical attention, your next step should be to consult an attorney. A personal injury attorney will advise you if you have grounds to file a claim against your employer for the accident. Do not assume that you do not have a claim or that your employer’s insurance company has your best interests in mind.
Being involved in a workplace accident is stressful and mistakes are easy to make. If you have been involved in an industrial accident in South Carolina, call our team of personal injury attorneys today. A member of our team will review the details of your case and advise you of your options. Call now or browse our website for more information about how we can assist you.