Life is full of accidents. In truth, they say your home is the most dangerous place you will ever be. Now, I am not sure I agree with that, but, since we are either at home or at work the odds are pretty good that we will become injured in one of these two places. If we become injured at home our home insurance and health insurance should cover us, but what about at work?
When at work you want to make sure that you know and understand your employer’s policies in regards to injuries as well as what the state and city you work in say are the rules. With all of this conflicting information and uncertainty you want to make sure you hire a workers compensation attorney salem oregon before you sign anything or enter into any type of agreements.
Talk to your employer
Never be afraid to talk to your employer. If you hide an accident from them or try to cover up an accident it will come back to haunt you in the end. When talking to your employer don’t lie. Don’t try to make things sound good for you or bad for anyone else. If you are the cause of an accident, stand up, and if someone else caused your accident do the same. Communication will only help you in the long run.
Don’t put yourself in the situation to begin with
Many accidents and situations can be avoided from the start. Typically, when an accident occurs it is due to negligence or from someone being lazy. When it comes to working you don’t want to cut corners. True, if you can find a more efficient way of doing something then that is great but cutting corners for the sake of cutting corners will only result in less quality and a not so good enough result.
The workplace should be a location of safety. If you do get hurt or hurt others, take steps to make it right and ensure you know all your legal options.