Tips to Follow After a Workplace Accident - Boston Workers' Compensation Attorneys
NO FEES UNLESS WE ARE SUCCESSFUL
- Report the injury to your steward/foreman
- Fill out a work injury report
- Preserve evidence
- Maintain detailed records of medical bills, prescriptions, travel costs for treatments, and work off-days related to the injury.
- Take photos of the scene
- Gather witnesses information
- Follow medical guidance
- See your own doctor
- Stick to all doctor's instructions on rest, medications, and rehabilitation
- Do NOT sign Form 105
- File your workers' compensation claim ASAP, ideally within four years from the date of injury or knowledge of injury.
- Always be truthful about your injuries and the impact they've had on your life. Any inaccuracies can harm your claim.
- Avoid discussing your case on public platforms including social media; discuss only with your lawyer and doctor.
- If in doubt about your diagnosis or treatment, don't hesitate to get a second medical opinion.
- Keep a personal journal of your physical symptoms and emotional well-being to show the ongoing impact of your injury.
- Claims can take time. Stay patient, follow the process, and avoid rushing into settlements that might undervalue your claim.
- Consult a workers' compensation lawyer to guide you through the process and maximize your compensation.