No work place is immune to accidents to guarantee full safety to the employees. In as much as you are not expecting to get injuries at your work place you should put good schemes to ensure that your employer compensates you in case the unexpected happens. The level of risk varies from one work place to another but none is totally safe. Cause of the accidents vary according to the severity and the frequency of occurrence.
The employer is the one to blame in cases where the employees sustains injuries and therefore they should be liable. Being liable means that they should take care of all the expenses that comes during treatment of the injury. 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. The information will help the supervisor call for first to reduce the seriousness of the damage. A written report should be made and documents in order to be used for compensation purposes. 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. You should only sort for further medical attention is severe and cannot be managed by first aid. Remember this is not an opportunity to extort money from your employer so go for further medical attention if it’s necessary. In order to ensure that you are compensated you should go for medication to the health centers that are recommended by your employer.
In cases of very severe injuries that will take you time to heal and get back to your work you should ensure that you keep the medical records. 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 cases where you were under medication before sustaining the injury you should make sure that you inform the company’s doctor. The company can make claims that your health history has contributed in intensifying your injuries in order to avoid compensation.
In cases where the company is reluctant are lacks the willingness to make the compensation after recovery you should seek the advice of an injury attorney. Following the above procedures in case you find yourself a victim of company accidents will guarantee you compensation.