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Injured on the Job? Avoid Making These Mistakes

Injured JobWhen you are injured on the job, the moments and days following your accident are critical. You, the injured worker, have the responsibility to take certain steps and precautions during this timeframe to ensure that you do not lose the right to file an injury claim. When you are suffering from a severe injury, it can be difficult to think about anything other than the pain and the shock of the accident. Familiarize yourself with the following tips so you are prepared to handle your injury if you are involved in a future workplace accident.

Do Not Wait to Report Your Accident to Your Supervisor

This is the most important step you need to take. Report your accident to your supervisor as soon as possible. This should be done regardless of who was responsible for the accident or where the accident occurred.

Do Not Wait to Seek Medical Care

After you report your accident to your supervisor, the next thing you should do is seek medical attention for your injury. Doing this will not only make it easier for you to make a full, timely recovery, but it will also demonstrate that you were proactive about seeking the care you need. Your doctor will provide important evidence for your claim through his or her diagnosis, treatment plan, and evaluation of your recovery prospects.

Do Not Attempt to File Your Claim Alone

Although the workplace injury claim process can seem straightforward, there are actually many obstacles you can face without realizing it. Work with an experienced workplace injury attorney who can negotiate with a doctor or insurance provider on your behalf to help you get the money you need. Your attorney can also keep your claim organized to ensure that you do not miss any necessary filing deadlines or California's statute of limitations for personal injury claims.

Do Not Assume the Insurance Provider Is on Your Side

They are not. The insurance provider handling your claim is in the business of making a profit, and part of this business model is paying you and other claimants as little as it can for your injuries. Do not allow yourself to be lulled into the feeling that the insurance provider wants to compensate you fairly – the insurance carrier will do all that it can to get you to accept the lowest settlement possible. Do not speak with a representative of the insurance company or sign anything you are given without first speaking with your attorney.

Work With a San Jose Workplace Accident Attorney

For legal guidance and representation for your claim, work with an experienced San Jose workplace injury attorney. Our team at Corsiglia, McMahon, & Allard, L.L.P. can help you seek the money you deserve for your damages. Schedule your initial legal consultation with us today. Our team proudly serves clients throughout the Bay Area, San Mateo County, Alameda County, San Benito County, Monterey County, and Santa Clara County.

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