Workers' Compensation Is For Everyone, No Matter How Minor The Injury

Work-related accidents and injuries entitle you to workers' compensation, regardless of how small the injury may seem. Whether you throw your back lifting heavy objects, break a bone from falling on a wet floor or get severe carpal tunnel from typing too much, you probably will be able to file a claim.

At Robert M. Waterwall in Ruston, Louisiana, we are dedicated to helping our clients with workers' compensation from start to finish.

What To Do

If you get an injury while you are working, these are your next steps:

  1. Seek medical treatment. Get the treatment you need as soon as you can, no matter how minor the injury may seem. Proper care may prevent your injury from getting worse. Additionally, having a documented medical record will be important for your claim and will help prove you sustained this injury on the job.
  2. Report the injury to your employer. You must report the incident to your employer to ensure you have a claim. Again, it is important to complete this as soon as possible. Make sure you have statements if there were others involved or who saw what happened.
  3. Document everything. Get your own copies of records if you can, and make sure you write down everything in your own words. It is important to have all of your bases covered, and having these records will make the claims process much easier for you and your lawyer.
  4. Contact an attorney. Workers' compensation claims can be hard to navigate. Your employer and its insurance company are not on your side and may attempt to placate you with settlements that are less than you deserve and other threats. Do not let them push you around, and get an experienced advocate on your side who can fight for you.

Do Not Wait

If you are injured on the job, you need to act quickly. You do not want employers and insurance companies to take advantage of you, nor do you want to miss your chance to file a claim to get the compensation you deserve.

Schedule a free initial consultation with us at Robert M. Waterwall by calling 504-655-9578 or sending an email.