If you or someone you love is injured in an accident on the job, it can be devastating. 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 seriously injured 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. Contact us today.
Finding a Doctor After a Work Injury
It is not uncommon to be injured on the job, oftentimes in a severe manner, and your insurance company provides a doctor. You visit the doctor, and unfortunately, the doctor does not seem to understand what is wrong, is not listening to your concerns, understanding your pains, and not prescribing you the medications you need. You may be feeling pressured to go back to work before you are ready. So, what do you do?
At Cueria Law Firm, we see this happen time and time again. It is important to know how to find a doctor that is knowledgeable in the area of your work injury that can help you feel better. If this happens, consider contacting our law office in New Orleans, Louisiana. We can help you find a doctor that will address your individual needs. You cannot get better unless you see a specialist who has the experience and knowledge of your work injury, helping you to get better quicker. A specialist can also be helpful if you choose to file a worker’s compensation claim.
Your Legal Right to Choose Your Physician in Louisiana
As the victim of a work injury, you have a legal right to see any doctor you choose for your medical needs. If you are like most injured workers in Louisiana, you will need to see a specialist. A general practitioner will not have the skill-set to handle your injuries. In most cases, the injured individual does not know how to find a reputable specialist to assist.
When searching for doctors, you want to find one close by, associated with your particular work-related injury and accepting new patients. You will also want to find a physician who can provide clear, written testimony on your behalf. The physician will need to be able to speak to your case articulately and provide information on your diagnosis and condition. At Cueria Law Firm, we can help. We have experience in work-related injuries and can provide assistance in finding the right medical professional for your injury needs. The physicians we recommend will be able to provide testimony when needed, helping you to see a better outcome when it comes to your compensation case. Our personal injury attorneys work with specialists in several medical fields, helping injured individuals find the right professional for their medical needs.
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 on 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.