What Should I Do After an Industrial Accident?
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If you have been injured in an industrial workplace, such as an oil or gas refinery, factory, mine, warehouse, or construction site, you need to immediately report your accident to your employer and get medical assistance.
If you fail to report the accident, orally or in writing, it could adversely impact your right to recover compensation. You also have the right to choose your own doctor at the outset, and you should exercise that right to make sure you obtain the best treatment possible. A time limit called a statute of limitations dictates how long you have to file your suit. These laws vary, so it is important that you ask your employer or seek legal assistance.
It is important to be cautious in how you report the accident. Industrial employers and their insurance companies will look for ways to avoid liability. For instance, if you admit fault, they will seize on that information to try to deny or significantly reduce the amount of your claim.
If you are concerned or confused about what to do, consult a doctor and report the incident to your employer. Also, by calling (888) 493-1629, you can speak with our team at no cost. We've won billions for our clients.