Have you or a loved one been involved in a industrial workplace accident? Whether the accident happened yesterday or weeks ago, you need to take action. If you’re hesitant, don’t be. Industrial injuries, due to the fault of the employer, are covered by federal law, and you are entitled to receive compensation for all of the costs endured, as well as for the mental trauma that the injury has put you and your family through.
While you certainly have many questions and worries about what your industrial injury case might be like, it’s best to take action immediately. Here’s what you need to do to get started on your case.
5 Important Actions To Take After An Industrial Injury
1. Gather All Relevant Information
When you’re involved in an industrial injury accident, you need to start by arming yourself with all the information that you have at hand. Gather the details of the accident: What equipment were you working with? Who were you working with? What were the conditions like?
Gather details of your employer to build your case against them. Was the equipment supplied up to the highest safety standards? Were you effectively trained to use all equipment and complete all processes? Did you receive any training documents or employee manuals that have relevant information or are missing important information that should have been provided?
Gather personal information related to your accident too, like any medical or insurance documents and costs that you endured. Additionally, did you miss any work, due to your accident, and how did that affect your income?
Whatever you think is relevant to your case probably is, so gather everything you can, before meeting with a lawyer.
Summary: At the beginning of your case, you’ll want to gather all relevant information to build the best case, including details about the accident, details about your employer, and personal information related to the accident.
2. Contact An Experienced Industrial Injury Lawyer
Once you’ve gathered all relevant information and documents to build your case against your employer, you’ll need to find and contact an experienced injury lawyer. Without putting your case in the right hands, you risk not getting all of the compensation you deserve or not winning your case at all.
During industrial injury cases, you may be going up against large and powerful companies, as well as the insurance companies that they have hired. Large organizations are armed and ready to defend themselves and prolong your case as long as possible, then you don’t get the compensation you deserve. However, this can all be avoided if you have an experienced injury lawyer by your side.
With the help of a seasoned industrial injury trial lawyer, you will be able to successfully prove that the injuries or death that occurred were a result of the employer’s negligence, and they will be liable to compensate you for all of the wages lost, financial losses related to the accident, and the burden this has placed on your mental well-being.
You can get your case in the right hands by asking for the help of an experienced industrial injury lawyer like Aaron W. Perry, PLLC. Once you’ve contacted us, we’ll get you started by setting up a free consultation to get to know you and your case.
Summary: By contacting an experienced industrial injury lawyer, you are putting your case in the right hands, so that you will be armed and ready to get the compensation you deserve.
3. Meet With Your Lawyer To Review Your Case & Take Action
After you’ve chosen and contacted a lawyer to represent you in your industrial injury case, you will meet to review your case and decide which route of action to take. We’ll also answer any questions you have about your case, like compensation that you can expect to receive and what your legal rights and responsibilities are, as well as what the employers’ are.
We will review all the details of the accident, as well as the costs endured. It will be helpful, at this time, to have the documents on hand, so we can see how they can be utilized in your case.
Depending on the case, there are three main routes that you can take: a workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury claim, and a wrongful death claim. The Workers’ Compensation Law covers the majority of industrial injury cases, but there are some cases where personal injury and wrongful death claims are taken.
Summary: When you meet with your lawyer to review your case and take action, you will get started creating a timeline of events to complete your case, review all the details and documents that you have, and decide which claim is right for you.
4. Follow Through With All Actions That You’re Responsible For
While your lawyer and team will take most of the weight of your case off of your shoulders, there will be some actions that you’re responsible for, and it’s of utmost importance that you follow through with them. This may be anything from showing up to court for your hearing to sending over digital documents. Whatever it may be, make sure you hold up your end of the bargain and complete your required tasks on time. If there are ever any questions about what you need to do or where you need to be, your law team will be able to help.
Summary: Any actions that you’re responsible for during your case need to be completed and done on time for an effective and successful trial.
5. Keep Your Records
Once your case is finished and you’ve received the compensation that you are entitled to, it may not be the last time you talk about your case. You will definitely want to keep the records of your case, as presented by your lawyer, to make sure that you have all of the information needed to back up your claims, in case something goes wrong. You never know what will come up.
Summary: Even if your trial went smoothly and you received all the compensation necessary, you may need your records at a later point in time, so make sure to keep them in a safe place.
Get Started On Your Case Today
The Law Offices of Aaron W. Perry, PLLC are ready to help you with your industrial injury claim at any time. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will guide you through the process and make sure you get the justice you deserve.
Don’t hesitate to get your case in the right hands – call (713) 393-7788 or contact us now to get a free consultation with our top Houston injury lawyer!
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