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Should I Call An Ambulance If I Have Been Injured On the Job?
What is the best thing to do when injured at work? Call an ambulance. If the injury isn’t severe enough, injured workers will be advised to go home and recover; that is terrible advice. ALWAYS call an ambulance. Calling an ambulance will ensure that the medical report and location of the injury are officially logged. Obtaining official documentation regarding an injury will force the workplace to acknowledge any injury claims made. If the injury is not formally logged, the workplace can try to deny the location of the injury.
No matter the injury’s severity, the injured party or one of their coworkers should call an ambulance. Calling the ambulance is free of charge; the only part that costs money is when the ambulance drives the patient to the hospital. After an ambulance has been called, it would be advisable to contact a law firm for assistance. Kalra Law Firm has over 20 years of experience dealing with workplace injury law.
What are the procedures for a workplace injury?
In theory, every work site and construction site will have procedures for an employee that sustains an injury. Someone should immediately notify the person in charge of the injury, and this person will take control of the situation. They should instruct uninjured workers on what to do and how they can assist. Most of the time, the safety officer will bring out the first aid kit and call in the work site’s nurse. While the nurse ensures the injury is getting immediate attention, the safety officer might call an ambulance. When the ambulance gets to the scene of the injury, they will interview the witnesses of the accident so they can have all of the data to treat the injured party adequately.
When is it necessary to use an ambulance?
Suppose a worker has suffered a minor injury that they know requires medical attention but isn’t life-threatening. In that case, they can be transported to the hospital by a coworker or a cab. When the injury is more serious, call an ambulance. If multiple workers are injured, call an ambulance. The ambulance operators can also provide first aid advice over the phone.
“Finally, ambulance bills, in general, can often top $600 or $800 or more. On average, most ambulance services tack on an “emergency response charge” of $300. Considering that a standard taxi fee is $30 to $40, an ambulance response with lights and siren when not needed can send your medical expenses through the roof.” OH&S website.
After the injury
People who get taken to the hospital in an ambulance receive immediate treatment. Ambulance EMTs have the skills, equipment, and knowledge to stabilize all injuries. The ambulance service can ensure that workers are taken to hospitals that work with their workers’ compensation. That can make opening a worker’s compensation case with a union accident attorney much more effortless.
The hospital will keep a log of reports for the worker’s compensation claim. All medical reports must be sent to the injured workers union accident attorney. It is important to note that if the company handles an injury poorly, the injured worker is entitled to financial aid or other compensation. Sometimes, a company would let a worker go if that worker is attempting to file a lawsuit against the company for handling the injury poorly. A union personal injury attorney would fight against the company’s action to fire the injured worker.
In the case of a workplace accident, make sure that you follow the safety procedures. Also, make sure to report what happened and to fill out any logs or paperwork. The company and the injured worker must have a clear record of what occurred.
Always call an ambulance when someone gets severely injured. The injured party’s employer is liable for all costs in the event of a workplace injury. You must ensure that all medical records and workers’ compensation claims are clear and concise. Be sure to make a copy of the ambulance ride bill.
The injured worker is eligible to file a lawsuit for compensation If the chief safety officer did not appropriately handle the injury. Remember, oftentimes, a company will try to fire workers that want to sue them; note, a union accident attorney will help fight this.
About Kalra Law Firm
NYC Construction Injury Lawyers from Kalra Law Firm have recuperated millions of dollars for our clients. The toll of serious injury can be tremendous on you and your loved ones. We have devoted ourselves to fighting for justice and to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. With Law Offices in Queens, Long Island, Corona, and The Bronx We are ready to serve you today.