No matter how safe a workplace is, even if it is just an office setting, there is still the possibility that you may get injured.
For example, your daily office routine might be as simple as sitting in front of a desk and typing away on the computer the entire day. This can actually cause a repetitive motion injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
In the event that a workplace accident that leads to injury does occur, here are the keynote factors that you should keep in mind:
Report the Injury or Accident
Under normal circumstances, an injury at work would get reported. However, this is not always the case. There are some instances that the injury does not require medical attention thus the injured individual would rather wait to see if he or she would experience pain later on before mentioning the incident to their employer.
Prevent potential problems in the long run by properly reporting your injury or accident. Not doing so might result in your employer denying you out of work benefits or medical treatment.
If you are a member of a worker’s union, reporting the accident to your union representative is also recommended.
Find a Witness
Nothing works best in proving that an accident happened than having a witness to corroborate the facts. This is where your co-workers would come in. They can act as witnesses as to the cause of the accident and when it happened.
Seek Medical Attention
Companies generally have in-house medical departments or clinics to tend to workplace injuries. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention as soon as you feel pain while completing your assigned task. This holds true particularly if the accident requires medical assistance.
Seek Legal Advice
In Michigan, workers can claim worker’s compensation due to disability up to two years from injury date. Take note that it has to be within two years from injury date and not more than two years.
For best advice, contact individuals who are well-experienced in this field. Contact us at the Southwest ADA Disability Legal Center for legal consultations.