Workplace Injuries and Deaths
Workplace injuries and deaths happen every day throughout the U.S. Unfortunately, that was the case for a California tree trimmer Tuesday afternoon after he reportedly fell into a woodchipper. Menlo Park Police Department reported to the scene Tuesday around 1 P.M. to find the victim dead from the injuries he sustained while working.
Roughly 12,000 people in Mississippi are injured every year at work. When you are injured on the job you may be wondering what to do or how you will pay your bills. Under Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Law, if a business has five or more employees, they are required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Typically, this insurance should cover you or any other employee if they were to be injured while on the job.
What to do After a Work Injury
Following a work injury, it is important to follow these steps in order to protect yourself.
- Report the incident to your supervisor
- Take pictures of any spills or other hazards that caused the injury
- Get information of any witnesses to the incident
- Seek medical attention immediately even if its minor
- Contact an experienced worker’s comp attorney
Following these steps, you can help keep your rights protected and have a greater chance at receiving maximum compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured at work, contact Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. for a FREE case evaluation. Our personal injury lawyers have over 130 years of combined experience dealing with workers comp claims. Our dedicated injury attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us 24/7 at 601-948-8005.