What Should I Do After a Workplace Accident?

To protect your health and your rights, you should take the following steps after a workplace accident:

  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Verbally notify your employer of the accident as soon as possible.
  • Report the accident to your employer in writing when you are able, and keep a copy for yourself.
  • Contact an experienced workplace accident attorney to discuss your legal options, which may include a personal injury claim, a workers’ compensation, or both, depending on your situation.
  • Keep track of your time off from work and medical providers.
  • Follow your physician’s treatment plan.