Work Accident Claim Lawyer Tampa, Florida
At any given day on the job, thing may not always go smoothly. Sometimes, these minor inconveniences throughout the day may instead be more serious injuries that sustained while a person is work or doing something work-related. If you or someone you knows becomes injured while at work, especially if it is not your or that person’s fault, then a work accident claim can and should be filed so that compensation can be obtained from the employer to help pay for medical care. The steps for this process are fairly simple, however some of the finer details may be a bit more complicated.
The first thing any person should do after a workplace accident takes place is to notify the employer, usually the human resources department of the company or owner if it is a small business, as soon as possible. In most states, there is a window of a few days in which an accident has to be legally reported, however it is always a good idea to do so sooner to make it easier to win a claim case. In your report to the employer, more details are always better, as they depict a clearer picture of what actually occurred. Be sure to note any physical injuries or anomalies as well, as they must be documented to ensure the legitimacy of your claim.
Once you report the incident, also be sure to seek the necessary medical treatment and to document every step of that process as well. Usually proof of an appointment from the doctor’s office or hospital is sufficient, but having a paper trail will make it easier to denote to a judge what should be compensated based on the injury. Health is a priority of course, so if the injury is severe, seek emergency medical assistance as necessary before worrying about the legalities.
The rest of the work accident claim will need to play itself out in a court of law. As such, it is a very good idea to have a skilled worker’s compensation attorney who is able to assist and guide you through this process and your unique situation. At the Franco Law Firm, we believe that all work related accidents should see justice and we have the skills and experience necessary to see that your claim is won. For more information and to schedule a free consultation, please call us at (813) 872-0929.