Wilmington Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
At Crumley Roberts, We Stand Up For You
Workplace injuries are far more common than you might think, even if you don’t work in a strictly physical position. According to the National Safety Council, roughly 4,600,000 workplace injuries are reported each year, which equals roughly 12,600 injuries per day. If you are injured at work, regardless of the cause, you have a right to certain benefits under your employer’s workers’ compensation policy. However, obtaining the benefits you require isn’t always as easy as it should be. They may refuse certain medical treatments or necessary medications, or they may fail to pay you what you need while you’re left unable to work.
Fighting for your rights after a workplace accident can be time-consuming, stressful, and confusing. However, if you choose to work with our experienced team at Crumley Roberts, you won’t have to worry about going at it alone. We have more than 30 years of experience, and we can walk you through each step of the legal process, providing sound, trustworthy legal counsel when you need it most.
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What Should I Do After an Accident at Work?
After an accident at work, your first priority should be to seek medical attention. If the injury is very serious, you should call 911, or ask someone nearby to call for you. Your supervisor should also be notified of the situation right away, either by you, or by someone nearby capable of relaying the message. If your injuries are not quite as serious, you should drive to the doctor, or ask someone else to take you in. Make sure you tell your doctor that you were injured at work, and keep a copy of the paperwork after your visit. These records can help support your workers’ compensation claims.
Once your medical concerns have been addressed, you’ll need to inform your supervisor of the situation and fill out the appropriate forms. Your supervisor will also need to fill out forms reporting the incident. To ensure you handle this portion of the workers’ compensation process correctly, it is extremely important to acquire help from an experienced attorney.
Common types of workers compensation claims include:
- Slip and fall
- Struck by a fallen object
- Machine accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Burn and explosion injuries
- Workplace violence
Workplace Illnesses & Exposure Injuries
Workers’ compensation benefits cover more than just injuries, they also help with illnesses that occur due to work conditions. For example, a painter might develop an illness caused by prolonged exposure to a dangerous chemical. These types of cases can be more challenging because you must be able to prove that the harm you’ve suffered was caused by something that occurred at work.
Why Choose Crumley Roberts?
If you were injured at work or became ill because of a workplace incident, our firm wants to hear from you. We understand how challenging these types of situations can be, and we want to work with you to fight for the benefits you’re entitled to. Our team has earned more than 5,000 five-star reviews from past clients, and we’ve obtained over $500 million in settlements and verdicts. If you think you have a workers’ compensation claim, we want to help you obtain the medical care and compensation you need and deserve.