Pursuing personal injury compensation following an injury at the workplace is extremely stressful and nerve-racking for many employees. Fortunately, your legal protection likely extends far beyond what you may think. Here are some tips for pursuing legal action following a personal injury in the workplace, and the next steps to take.
Most Common Personal Injuries
- Physical Stress- will often result from strain and overexertion. These cases commonly come up in construction, machine shops, etc. Soft tissue injury will be placed under minor cases, while more severe accidents will put you in major injury cases.
- Auto Accident- Auto accidents are also common, but require documentation and thorough research if legal action is to be pursued correctly. Police reports, injury reports, and who’s deemed to be at fault are all pieces of information that need to be collected. Additionally, you need strong representation for these cases.
- Medical Malpractice
Minor Vs Major Cases of Personal Injury
Minor cases of personal injury are most often related to soft tissue injuries or strain. Also, if you have sustained one of these injuries, many employees will write it off as just soreness/pain they can deal with. Avoid letting yourself do this. This behavior can let a minor injury that’s easily amendable become a major injury that will leave you with months of recovery time.
Major personal injury is usually a one-time accident or death-related incident. For example, this would be an employee accident in a vehicle rather than a soft tissue injury from loading the vehicle every day for months. However, one doesn’t negate the other. Your minor injury can just as easily become a major injury, which needs to be addressed legally as quickly as possible.
Common Cases of Minor Personal Injury
While they may be minor, they are not any less important, and still will warrant personal injury compensation. These cases have the same level of validity to them and are just as impactful to your health.
Strains and pains
Emotional distress/stress-induced injury