Nobody wants to suffer an on the job injury, but many workers find themselves in this position every year. If you are one of them, you need to focus most your time and energy on your health and well being.
There is a big difference between an injury that causes a temporary disability and one that leaves you permanently disabled.
Disabling accidents can happen in every industry imaginable, such as manufacturing, industrial, and construction among many others. Here are some of the things you should do if you find yourself in this position:
-- Receive immediate medical attention
-- Report the accident to your employer
-- Learn more about what happened
-- Work with your medical team to understand your future
-- Collect data related to your financial losses, such as loss of future earnings power
At our law firm, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to help determine if you have suffered a permanent injury that will keep you out of work indefinitely. If this is the case, you don't have any time to waste with regard to seeking workers' compensation permanent disability benefits.
A workplace accident that leads to a permanent injury will change your life forever. Not only do you have to contend with the health consequences, but this will also alter your financial situation in a number of ways.
Since there is so much to think about, you may need to consult with a workers' compensation attorney. While you think you should receive permanent disability benefits, the other party may argue against this. The only thing that matters at this point is that you continue to fight for your rights.