It can be difficult to know how to proceed after a work accident, and you may receive conflicting information from your boss, co-workers and friends. There are several steps you should take to make sure you receive the care and benefits you need to recover. Here is a brief overview of what to do if you are injured on the job. Please contact our firm at 512-893-6128 for guidance in your specific case.

1. Document what happened.

Your employer will create a record of what happened, but you should take care to record your own notes as well, especially when the accident is fresh in your mind. Take photos of the area where the accident occurred, as well as any dangerous or defective equipment that may have contributed to the accident.

2. Get the medical attention you need.

Your employer may require you to see a certain approved doctor, but you should also seek out the full medical attention you need. Some injuries increase in severity over time or may not show up right away. If anything changes in your situation, you should call your doctor to discuss.

3. Follow your workplace's reporting procedure.

Many workplaces have processes in place for reporting accidents internally, and you should follow these processes to make sure there is a record of what happened and who was involved.

4. Seek legal attention.

Depending on how your accident occurred, you may be entitled to benefits beyond workers' compensation. You should discuss your case with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. You may be able to file a personal injury claim or third-party liability claim in addition to a workers' compensation claim.

Get Experienced Legal Guidance — And The Benefits You Need

At The Levine Law Firm, we have more than 20 years of experience helping injured workers in the Austin area and throughout central Texas. We'll guide you through the claims process and make sure you have the best possible chance of receiving the full compensation you deserve. Call us at 512-893-6128 for a free initial consultation, or use our online form to schedule an appointment with attorney Jeremy Levine. We'll never charge you a fee unless you receive compensation.