Even when you think your child is working in a very safe environment, obviously, there can still be accidents. Those old cartoons with somebody slipping on a banana peel turn out to be true! It may not be a banana peel, but it could be an icy stair, spilled water on the floor, or anything else that poses a hazard. And, those are just the little things!
There's always the risk of working with machinery or even sharp slicing knives in a restaurant. The list goes on and on! If your child has been injured at work, there are some things that you need to know.
Documentation - If your child is working at a reputable place, it is the manager or somebody else in charge who will want to document everything that happened. Forms will be filled out and pictures might even be taken. In addition, witnesses might be asked to sign papers or even write what they saw at the time of the accident. Finally, it is important for your child to write down what happened. This is all necessary for insurance purposes.
Payment - Neither you nor your injured child should have to suffer financially because of her injury. The company for which your child works might already have a lawyer to handle everything. Otherwise, find a reputable attorney who specializes in personal injury claims.
Make sure that you communicate well with her, as you may be facing many times when you have to go to her with questions or concerns. Here are some things you can expect.
- All medical bills should be covered by your child's work place. This includes every visit to the doctor, any necessary surgery, medications, and physical therapy, if that is prescribed by the doctor. In fact, if your child requires the services of a therapeutic massage therapist, even that expense will be covered.
- Reimbursement for time lost on the job is given.
- If needed, ask for vocational rehabilitation.
- In many cases, there is even compensation for any pain or suffering that your child has endured.
Remember that compensation is given even if the accident didn't occur right in the work place. If your child was making deliveries, if he was at work-related training, or if he was at meetings, or traveling to those meetings, that is still considered a work-related accident.
Best wishes as your child goes forward after his accident. To learn more, contact a company like The Law Offices of Muro & Muro.Share