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What to do in case you are injured

If you have an injury in Kentucky whether on the job or in an accident, there are a number of steps you need to take to be sure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. To help protect your rights, the Byrnes law firm has put together a list of tips for how to proceed if you have been injured.

Inform the proper authorities and agencies:

One of the first steps to take if you have been injured is to report the incident to the correct authorities and agencies. If you have been involved in an automobile accident you should file a report with the police and your insurance company as soon as possible. If your injury was sustained on the job, you must report the incident to your employer. This will ensure that your claim is properly documented so you can receive the compensation you deserve.

See a doctor:

Even if your injuries seem minor, you should See a doctor about them immediately. This will not only prevent minor injuries from becoming more serious, but provide documentation as to the injuries you sustained. If you choose to seek compensation, your doctor will be called on to provide a report.

Gather evidence:

If possible, you should document the incident and your injuries by taking pictures and putting down an account of the incident in writing. This should be done as soon as possible while the details of the incident are still fresh in your mind. If there are witnesses, you should gather contact information from them should you need their testimony in a later court proceeding.

Speak to an attorney:

In many cases, you have only a short time to file a claim for compensation for an injury. Speaking with a personal injury attorney in Kentucky as soon as possible will ensure that your rights are protected and the process for filing a lawsuit and receiving compensation is started within the statute of limitations.

John Byrnes
6010 Brownsboro Park Boulevard, Suite G
Louisville, Kentucky 40207

If you have an personal injury in Kentucky whether on the job or in an accident, there are a number of steps you need to take to be sure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. To help protect your rights, the Byrnes law firm has put together a list of tips for how to proceed if you have been injured.

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