What to Do after an Accident
If you are wondering what to do after an accident, there are several critical steps to take. Most importantly, you should immediately contact a worker's compensation attorney such as Michael E. Shelton. In some cases, he may dispatch investigators to the scene of the accident.
If you're injured on the job, more than likely your employer is going to have workers' compensation, but there may also be a third-party that caused your injury. For example, your employer has you driving to go to Office Depot to pick up supplies. On the way you're broadsided by another car. You'd be entitled to draw workers' compensation, but you would also have a claim against that third-party, the driver of the other car, if they were at fault. You should, for the workers' compensation claim, immediately file a notice of injury and claim for compensation. As to the other party, as in any injury, get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses, take photographs of the surrounding, take photographs of the automobile if it's a car wreck, take photographs of the equipment if it's a piece of equipment that failed. And most importantly, if it's a catastrophic injury, you or your family need to contact me immediately so that we can get reconstruction teams and investigators going right away to protect you before the evidence is gone, before it's damaged, or before it's misplaced or mishandled by the wrongdoer. If you're injured, either at work, by a third-party or in some other manner, call me and I can help you through the steps of what to do.