If you experience a workplace injury here are the first steps you should take:
Seek medical attention. If it is an emergency situation, call 911 for immediate assistance.
Notify your employer right away. No compensation is due until notice is given. Inform your employer in writing of how the injury occurred and include the date, place and time of your injury as well as the names of any witnesses. Be sure to keep a copy for your records.
Complete an incident report. Once informed of your injury, your employer must immediately provide you an incident report form. Fill it out completely and submit it right away. Always be sure to keep a copy. As soon as your report is submitted, your employer must file a “first report of injury” with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and provide you with medical assistance.
Get legal help. Contact the experienced workers' compensation attorneys at ACA Law for a FREE case evaluation. We will review your case and advise you how to protect your rights. Our workers' comp attorneys work on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees until a financial settlement or verdict has been secured for you, so it does not cost you any money to have your case reviewed.
File a claim in a timely manner. Our workers' compensation lawyers will make sure your claim is filed promptly and appropriately. We will thoroughly investigate the cause of your injury or illness and act on your behalf to protect your rights. We will also determine if any third parties are liable for your injury and ensure a fair settlement of your claim.
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