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What You Should Do When You’ve Been Injured on the Job

Injuries can happen on the job even in the safest working environments. When you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation. In order to protect your rights, you need to make sure you take the right steps after you have been injured.

Here are a few things you should do when you've been injured on the job:

Get Medical Treatment Right Away

Even if you feel that your injuries are minor, you should seek medical treatment right away if you have experienced an accident at work. Some injuries that appear minor at first could become very serious. For example, internal bleeding or concussion may not be obvious right away, but if left untreated, they could lead to serious injury and even death.

Get first-aid care on the scene as needed then go see a health-care provider to evaluate your injuries.

Notify Your Employer

You should notify your employer as soon as possible about your accident or injury. If you are not incapacitated, you should tell your employer immediately after the accident has happened. Later, you can file an official report for the incident, detailing what happened.

Document What Happened

As soon as you are able to, document what happened. File your report and take notes about the details of the incident. Take pictures if possible. Provide the names of witnesses. Include any other evidence that may be available, such as broken machine parts that may have caused a malfunction, and so on.

Whatever documentation and evidence you can provide may make it easier to settle your case if your claim is disputed.

Keep Records

As time goes on and you continue to get medical care and have further discussions with your employer about the incident, be sure to keep records. Keep documents showing your doctor's visits and medical bills. Keep a log of when you meet with your employer or legal representatives to discuss your case.

The records you keep can also help you to settle your case should legal action be required.

Get Proper Ongoing Medical Care

Once you get medical treatment, be sure to see a doctor for a follow-up visit and to continue keeping all recommended appointments. If you require ongoing medical care, be sure that you keep all your appointments and that you follow your doctor's directions for care.

Failure to get proper medical care or to follow your doctor's orders could damage any potential claim you have against your employer's insurance company for your injuries.

Consult with an Attorney

Of course, an experienced workers' compensation attorney can offer you advice about your case and the actions you can take to potentially improve your outcome. What you don't know can hurt you in a legal case, and a qualified attorney can offer you guidance about what to do to protect your rights.

Consult with a workers' compensation attorney as soon as you can after you have been injured - even before you meet with your employer, if possible.

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers

If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 to find out if one of our North Carolina workers' compensation lawyers may be able to help you!

Contact Information

Raleigh Law Office

4325 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

517 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-488-0611
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Charlotte Law Office

1001 Morehead Square Drive, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-599-1078
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Greenville Law Office

702 G Cromwell Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

214 South William Street, Suite 3
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919)-731-2581
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Rocky Mount Law Office

3202 Sunset Avenue, Suite B
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078