Fort Dodge Injured Worker Lawyers
Workplace accidents and injuries are a common occurrence, with millions of workplace injuries and illnesses reported every year according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, what isn’t so commonplace is a worker understanding their rights and responsibilities immediately after an accident or injury occurs.
At the law firm of Slater & Norris, P.L.C., in Des Moines, Iowa, we work closely with injured workers, ensuring they understand the process for receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience and form close relationships with our clients, fighting aggressively for the benefits they deserve for their injuries.
Are you unsure of your rights after suffering an injury at work? We are here to answer your questions during this difficult time. Call us today toll free at 866-412-5937 for a free initial consultation.
What Should You Do Now?
After being hurt on the job, the first thing you need to do is inform your supervisor and your employer of your injury and how it happened. Be honest about when you started to notice your injury and report it as soon as you do. If you get home and realize you are injured, you should tell your employer about what happened as soon as you get to work the next day.
The importance of reporting your injury and your belief that it is work-related cannot be overstated. After you have done that, you should also inform your employer that you need to see a doctor. If it is not an emergency situation, your employer will have the right to select a doctor.
Experienced Workers’ Compensation Representation
We are no strangers to workers’ compensation claims and aggressively pursue benefits for clients in claims involving:
- Construction site injuries
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Industrial and manufacturing injuries
- Back injuries
To learn more about your rights, see our workers’ comp questions and answers page.