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What To Do In An Employee Accident At Sonic

When you’re at work, your employer must provide a safe environment. Despite this, accidents do occur. This is especially true if you are working in the fast-paced environment of a fast food workplace, like Sonic Drive-In. But what should an employee do if you get injured during a slip and fall accident? What are your rights? Let’s take a closer look at these issues, to give you a better understanding of how to deal with these situations.

Why Do Accidents Occur At Sonic Drive-In?

There are multiple ways that a slip and fall accident might happen when you are working for Sonic Drive-In. First, there are plenty of moving vehicles. This can be a very volatile environment. In some cases, a driver might not see you and you could end up getting accidentally hit. In other cases, you might have to stop suddenly to avoid getting hit by a car. When this happens, you can easily end up with serious damage.

Another potential reason why you might have a slip and fall accident is because of a wet floor. This can make it harder for you to get traction on the floor, causing you to lose your balance. There are multiple reasons why there might be a wet floor. For example, another employee can spill food items onto the floor. Alternatively, another employee might be trying to clean the site, but forget to leave a sign warning you the floor will be slippery.  

What To Do After An Accident

If you’ve been injured, you should make sure to contact the manager as quickly as possible. You should do this as quickly after the injury as possible. In some cases, it can seem like a fairly minor accident. But there is still the potential for you to have done serious damage. In some cases, the adrenaline released during the accident might be masking the pain, making it harder to appreciate the full extent of the injury. For this reason, you should make sure to get treated by a medical professional as quickly as possible.

If you think that you have sustained serious injuries, you should make sure to call for emergency services. They will be able to attend the scene quickly, getting you the help that you need. When they do this, they will make a report of the scene and your condition. You should make sure to request a copy of this report, as it can be very valuable evidence for your workers' compensation lawyer.

You should also make sure to gather evidence about the accident. Taking a few photos of the accident and getting the names and numbers of any witnesses can be very valuable for your lawyer. This will allow you to prove your version of events.

Finally, you should talk to your manager about the process of filing a workers' compensation claim. This will ensure that you are compensated for any injuries that you received. In most cases, this will involve filling out an accident report. This will let you describe the accident and the circumstances in which it happened. You should do this as soon as possible. This will ensure that you have an accurate record of what happened.

Talk To A Lawyer

To give yourself the best chance at success, you should make sure to contact a workers' compensation lawyer. They will be able to guide you through your rights, giving you the best chance of getting the compensation that you deserve. You should contact your lawyer as promptly after the accident as possible. This will ensure that your memory of the incident is still fresh.

During your workers' compensation claim, there are a few key points that they will need to establish. First, they will have to show that there is a premises liability. Put more simply, they have to prove that Sonic Drive-In is at fault for the injury. The best way to prove this is by showing that the injury occurred while you were at work. This can be verified by a witness statement or a manager’s report. You should also make sure to keep any other evidence about the accident. This can include things like photos of the injury, doctor’s reports, and receipts for any medical-related expenses.

Filing The Claim

After the accident, you must file a claim promptly. This will allow you to get compensated for the medical treatment and the wages that you would have received. When filing the claim, there are a few things that you should be aware of.

First, there is often a limited time frame that you have to work within. Often, you will have about a week after the accident within which to file the claim. If you don’t get it in on time, you might risk not getting covered. This is why you must inform your manager. When you do this, they will be able to report the accident. This can form a vital piece of evidence in your workers' compensation claim.

You might also need to consider the way that you approach the treatment. For example, some insurers might specify that you need to use their doctors to perform an initial assessment of your injuries.  If you don’t do this, you might not be able to claim for the treatment. Thankfully, your worker’s compensation lawyer will be able to guide you through this process.

Recovering For A Slip And Fall Accident

Being injured at work can be devastating. Depending on how serious the injury is, it can take months to recover from. In extreme cases, you might be left with a lifelong disability. Getting medical treatment can be very expensive, especially if you can’t work. To get the funds you need, you’ll need an experienced workers' compensation lawyer, like the ones available from The Injury Firm. They’ll fight for your rights, getting you the compensation that you need. So, get in contact today and learn how they’ll be able to help you.  For a free consultation, call: 954-830-7907.

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