If you were injured due to a workplace accident or have been diagnosed with an illness or injury closely associated with your work, what you do in the next few days will determine the strength of your personal injury claim. Keep an eye out for the following mistakes many people make after a workplace injury. Not Telling Anyone About it Many people hesitate to report a work-related injury for a number of reasons.
For starters, it could be a fear of losing their job. Some will also try to downplay the injury and work through the pain. But keeping your injury will only come back to haunt you, especially if it becomes worse. And when that happens, the insurance adjuster will take the fact that you kept your injury to yourself and turn it against you.
Not Getting Medical Help – Many workers make the mistake of not seeing a doctor after an injury, believing it’s nothing to worry about. However, it’s important to get medical attention immediately after the injury while its details are still fresh in your mind. Seeing a doctor right away also dispels any potential skepticism over how serious you took your injury.
Waiting to See a Lawyer – Only an experience and qualified San Antonio personal injury attorney will understand the unique circumstances of your injury and Worker’s Compensation claim. Early representation is critical to ensuring you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact Barrus Injury Lawyers to learn more about how our legal team can help you with your claim.