No work place is safe enough to guarantee zero accidents. No one expects to sustain injuries that might occur in the work place but in case you find yourself a victim here are the steps to take to ensure you are compensated. Cause of the accidents vary according to the severity and the frequency of occurrence.
It is the responsibility of the employer to take care of the expenses that the injured employees incurs during treatment. The employer should take the responsibility to pay the employees medical bills and compensate for the damage caused. Here are the steps to follow to ensure that the employer compensates you.
The first step that you need to take after being a victim of a company accident is reporting to the employer. You should report immediately the accident happens so that the manager can make emergency calls for your first aid. To be ensure that the whole process of compensation goes smoothly with the management you should make the report formal by filling the required forms. The documents should be duly signed as they will serve as evidence in case the employer tries not make the compensation.
After making a written report to your employee you should take it upon yourself to seek proper medical attention apart from the first aider offered at the work place. In case the injury persists after compensation then there is need to seek further medical attention. Seeking further medical attention should be sincere and motives to get big compensation from the company should be avoided You should only seek medical attention from health centers that are recommended by the company so that you can be guaranteed of compensation.
Good medical records should be taken in cases where the injuries are severe and it will take time before you are healed. Companies avoid taking responsibilities for huge compensation by using the faults that might exists the records, therefore proper and clear medical records are necessary. In case are sick and you find yourself a victim of an accident that calls for serious medication you should make sure that the company doctor is aware of your existing illness. Make sure that the company does not use your health condition to sabotage your compensation with claims that your illness partly contributed to the injury
Once you have recovered and the company shows unwillingness to make the compensation for the damages caused and the medical expenses you should seek the help of an injury attorney. Following the above procedures in case you find yourself a victim of company accidents will guarantee you compensation.