I got hurt at work. What is the best course of action?

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  1. jessefutch profile image58
    jessefutchposted 5 years ago

    I got hurt at work. What is the best course of action?

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    If they are being difficult, Acquire an Attorney immediately.

    1. jessefutch profile image58
      jessefutchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have been told getting a lawyer is the best thing to do. What does one do if the company offers to assign me a lawyer they already have on retainer?

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Companies Attorney will not have your best interest in mind. I would retain my own Attorney. Most companies have a permanent Attorney for cases such as this. DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING, Until you speak with your own Attorney.

    3. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tell them you have your own lawyer, thank you very much.

  3. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    See a solicitor and don't waste your time with a bunch of amateurs on here who can say they have, x, qulifications, and you have no way of checking.

    1. jessefutch profile image58
      jessefutchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What type of amateurs on here? You mean on Hubpages? Or at work?

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    Justsilvieposted 5 years ago

    Call a lawyer! Workers Comp cases can get really messy and its best to know all your rights from the get go.

    1. jessefutch profile image58
      jessefutchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think knowing your rights is a very good idea. Do you think I should pick the cheapest accredited lawyer I can find? Or should I shop around for a lawyer? I've heard many lawyers take between 25-40% of any money you receive from a Workers Comp case

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      Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Almost wanted to say check Angie's list. I honestly do not know. If you have a lawyer, who you've worked with on other legal matters you might ask them to suggest one.

  5. Austinstar profile image85
    Austinstarposted 5 years ago

    Document everything! Witnesses, photos, doctor's names, dates of treatments, EVERYTHING. Overwhelm them with paper proof of injury and pain and suffering and well, everything!

    1. jessefutch profile image58
      jessefutchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds like a great idea. I am sure covering all your possible outcomes and avenues is prudent. I assume also that if you have an attorney you will save them lots of legwork by having all of this documented.

 
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