J. David Greene was on Studio 10 on Tuesday talking about your legal rights when you’ve been injured on the job.  Watch now on Fox10tv.com

From the interview:

As today’s workforce grows, unfortunately so does the number of injuries on the job. David Greene, from Greene & Phillips, joined Joe Emer on Studio 10 to talk about your legal rights if you’ve been hurt while on the clock.

What steps should an injured worker take after they’ve had an injury on the job?

When a worker is injured on the job, the first thing they should do is notify their employer that they’ve been injured. If they are able to, take pictures of the scene, or if they are unable, have a co-worker take pictures. Your employer is going to have you fill out what is called a “First Report of Injury” this is very important to document what happened. Then get medical help as soon as possible.

What can a person expect once they tell their employer that they were injured on the job?

Under worker’s compensation, you will be paid 66 ⅔ of your weekly wage while you are recovering. You also will be compensated at the end of your treatment. Also, if you experience future medical problems from the injuries you sustained from that accident, worker’s comp insurance will cover those costs, too.

What if you are injured while driving a company vehicle?

Being injured while driving a company vehicle is far too common. After the accident be sure to have the authorities document what happened in an accident report. Also, follow any other procedures laid out in your company’s safety plan.

In what situations should you hire a lawyer following your workplace injury?

The process of worker’s comp claims can be very complicated. Just like other types of insurance claims, the insurance company will often try to save themselves money by offering you less than you deserve for your injury. Furthermore, when you’ve been injured on the job, a personal injury lawyer can investigate other potential claims such as negligence by a third party, product liability, or auto insurance issues. If you talk to a worker’s comp lawyer who handles personal injury as well, they can help you determine what other claims you may have. At Greene & Phillips, we thoroughly investigate the case to ensure we get our clients the most money for their accidents.

How much does it cost to hire a workers comp lawyer?

The consultation is always free, we’ll sit down and talk to you about your accident and injuries, and if we can help, we won’t charge you anything unless we get you money.

If someone is injured on the job or has questions about worker’s comp, how can they reach you?

They can come by our office anytime located at 51 N Florida Street during business hours, or call 300-2000 anytime night or day.