Oklahoma City Work Injury Lawyer
Generally, when you incur an injury while at work, it is agreed that you should receive compensation for it. However, that may not always be the case, and you may need help from a lawyer to get your rightful claim. If you are in Oklahoma City, then it is best to get some guidance from an Oklahoma City work injury lawyer.
If your employer offers compensation and you opt for that, you usually have to get yourself checked by a doctor approved by the company. You wouldn’t have the choice of getting the checkup from a doctor you chose or trust.
On the other hand, you might not even get the choice of getting workers compensation if your company doesn’t offer it. Whatever the case, your best bet is to speak with a work injury lawyer to help you get what you want, whether through workplace compensation or a personal injury lawsuit.
Options for Work Injury Incidents
- Claim/accept workers compensation. If you choose this option, not only would you have to get checked by a company-approved doctor, but you would also be unable to sue your employer for any damages.
- Sue your employer. This option lets you choose your doctor to check you and try to recover as much compensation as necessary.
- Sue a third party that may be responsible for the accident and your damages. This option would mean you can try to recover damages from the third party while accepting workers compensation.
Filing a Lawsuit Against Your Employer
When it comes to suing your employer due to a work injury, you need to first make sure you are prepared. Check if your company offers workers compensation and if you are eligible for it. If so, then you can not file a lawsuit against your employer. But what you can and should do is file a claim for your compensation.
Suppose that you are not qualified for compensation, what then? In that case, get a comprehensive medical evaluation as fast as possible from a certified doctor. This will help to strengthen your case. It may be best to ask your lawyer to suggest a certified medical professional.
Thirdly, the most important thing is to follow your doctor’s instructions. If you don’t, you may be the one to get blamed if you don’t heal.
Record Details and Speak with an Attorney
You should also write down, in explicit detail, the details of the accident. For example, did you slip and fall? Did you sustain a spinal cord injury? This information is key to establishing grounds for suing your employer. By having written down all the details of the incident and how it occurred, an experienced work injury lawyer would be able to advise you on whether or not a claim should be filed.
It would also be very useful for your case if there was any evidence, like witnesses or video footage.
It is very important when taking such steps to have guidance from an experienced Oklahoma City work injury lawyer at AMA Law. To contact such a lawyer, you can fill out our form or call us at 405-708-7789.