Despite workplace safety initiatives and educational efforts, work injuries, illnesses, and accidents do happen. It may not be a dramatic event that makes the evening news, such as a factory explosion. But even what you may consider a minor happening (such as a slip and fall where you don’t notice any immediate injuries) needs proper medical care.
If left untreated, your “minor” injury could develop into a serious condition that could affect your work performance and your daily life. And failing to follow the proper procedures with your employer could mean not receiving the care and benefits you’re entitled to.
At BDT Law, our main focus is educating our clients (and potential clients) about the most effective ways to handle their case. If you’ve experienced a work injury—major or not—here are three steps you should take next.