Taking Workplace Injuries Seriously
The thought of suffering a workplace injury is likely far from the minds of most North Carolina workers. Yet the challenging reality is that any day at the office can quickly and unexpectedly turn into a day at the hospital if employees are not doing what they can to maximize workplace safety. One factor that can heighten the danger of a seemingly minor injury is, ironically, the strong work ethic that leads someone to downplay the severity of his or her pain so as to continue attending to the days’ tasks.
Whenever you are injured in the workplace it is important to notify your employer and to seek the appropriate first aid or medical treatment as soon as possible. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227 to speak with an experienced attorney about the benefits to which you may be entitled as a result of a workplace injury.
Cuts, Scrapes, and Slips Can Kill
Though there is no disputing that some occupational injuries seem more serious than others, the outward appearance and the way you feel physically after an accident can be gravely misleading. Unless you are a trained medical professional equipped with the knowledge and experience to accurately self-diagnose your condition, there is no way for you to determine the extent of injuries without consulting a doctor or nurse.
Keep the following in mind about seemingly minor workplace injuries:
- Cuts and scrapes can become infected, possibly leading to amputation or death
- Internal injuries caused by impact may have no visible symptoms
Slip and fall accidents can trigger a spike in adrenaline and some degree of shock may delay the onset of painful symptoms
The Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, are committed to helping injured workers and their families through the difficult aftermath of a workplace injury. If you have been injured while on the job, contact us today at (252) 222-0227.