What to Do After a Serious Workplace Accident

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If you or someone you love is injured in an accident on the job, it can be devastating. At Cueria Law Firm, our New Orleans based injury attorneys specialize in assisting employees who are hurt while working. We hate to hear about such incidents and know that the road ahead can be long. After an accident in the workplace, you may find that your employer is already trying to stop you from filing a lawsuit or trying to work towards weakening any potential case you may have. If you have worked for the company for a long time, you may feel hurt and scared as to what will happen next.

At Cueria Law Firm, we are here for you. No matter the type of accident or company involved, we can help. Below are a few tips to get you started on the right track after a serious work accident takes place.

Seek Experienced Help After a Work Accident

If you have been involved in an industrial accident, action needs to be taken to protect your rights. Sometimes, even the first few hours after the accident are the most crucial. When an individual is injured seriously or killed, a company can move quickly to try and cover the incident up instead of trying to work to assist the injured individual or family of the deceased.

Companies in Louisiana will often send an investigator to the accident site immediately after it happens. The goal is to take photos, interview anyone who may have seen the incident take place and collect evidence to suggest that the accident did not happen due to any negligence of the employer.

Having an experienced attorney by your side means that you have an advocate on the scene, working for you. At Cueria Law Firm, our injury attorneys will immediately begin working to gather evidence for your case by interviewing co-workers and managers to begin building a solid case for your claim.

Don’t Wait Until You’ve Received Medical Attention

If you have not secured an attorney, you can lose your ability to obtain compensation once you have left the hospital. If evidence is collected by the company and shown that the company was not negligent, with no one working your behalf, it can become difficult to build a case. Your best chance to see compensation provided for the injuries you sustained is to hire an accident attorney as soon as possible. If you are too injured to do so yourself, a loved one can contact us for you.

The best action to take is to contact an attorney as quickly as possible after the accident occurs. Let our team of attorneys at Cueria Law Firm assist you in building a strong case by gathering evidence and witness testimony to ensure you receive fair and reasonable compensation.