Steps to Take after Being Injured at Work

If you've been injured on the job, you have certain rights provided by law. In Canada, you are entitled to recover benefits under the workers' compensation program. However, it's important to take the proper actions after your injury to safeguard your ability to recover the benefits to which you're entitled.

After a workplace injury, you should always take the following steps:

  • Report the injury to your supervisor - You should always inform your supervisor that you've been injured as soon as possible. Your supervisor should have you fill out a form in order to document the accident and the nature of your injury. This information will then be reported to the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
  • Seek medical attention - Always seek medical attention after suffering a workplace injury. This will not only ensure you receive the care you need, but it will also provide medical documentation of your injuries. Let your doctor know that you've been injured at work since the WSIB will require certain paperwork from your doctor's office.
  • Contact the WSIB - Make sure you contact the WSIB to discuss the details of your injury with a Claim Information Representative.
  • Consult with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer - It's important to work with a lawyer who can guide you through the complex process of applying for your workers' compensation benefits. This will also ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.

At Findlay Personal Injury lawyers, we have extensive experience handling cases involving workplace injuries. We can help ensure all paperwork is filled out properly. In addition, we will advocate on your behalf with the WSIB to ensure you receive the maximum benefits to which you're entitled.

Our lawyers will evaluate every possible aspect of your case in order to help you maximize the value of your compensation. If your injury is serious enough to result in a long term disability, we can help you with the filing of your claim. We will also evaluate the cause of your accident to determine whether you can file a personal injury claim against a negligent third party.

If you've been injured at work, you need the assistance of an experienced lawyer. At Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers, we're here to help you recover the compensation you deserve so that you can focus your efforts on healing after your accident.

Please contact Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers using the form on this page or call 905-522-9799 today to schedule your free consultation. We serve clients in Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Niagara Falls and throughout the surrounding areas of Ontario.

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