What to Do if You’ve Been Seriously Injured at Work: Alexandra Hamilton Authors Organized Labor’s Ask the Expert Article
In Organized Labor‘s Ask the Expert article, “I’ve Been Seriously Injured at Work. What Should I Do?” Attorney Alexandra Hamilton outlines five actions employees should take if they find themselves with a work injury. Hamilton advises injured employees to:
- Notify your employer and seek medical treatment.
- File a workers’ compensation claim.
- Keep records.
- Contact personal injury attorneys.
- Know your rights.
Hamilton explains the benefit of keeping thorough records, such as information discussed at doctors’ appointments, dates you were out of work and notes on your condition. She also noted the importance of contacting a personal injury attorney early on as claims can take time to be resolved.