Your employer must comply with regulations in order to ensure that you are safe while at work. For example, they must provide relevant training and safety equipment, and they must ensure the workplace is free of any hazards. If your employer does not comply with these regulations and you are injured, then you may be entitled to make a claim.
- If you are injured at work, document the incident with the company’s HR department or your manager
- Go to the emergency room or see your family doctor immediately. Be sure you explain to your doctor how the accident occurred.
- If you need to take time off from work, find out what company benefits you are entitled to, and call the state employment department regarding unemployment or disability eligibility
Don’t be afraid to bring a negligence claim against your employer. It is illegal in California for your employer to fire you for making a claim. Once your employer is notified of your claim, they will pass the details on to their insurance company. Your claim will then be dealt with by your Attorney and your employer’s representatives.
Generally you have two years from the accident date within which to start your claim, but your attorney, and your employer’s representatives, will need time to carry out investigations.
Consult an attorney as soon as possible, while the accident circumstances are fresh in your mind, and in order to obtain your compensation more quickly.