What To Do

While this list makes every attempt to include all necessary steps it is impossible to anticipate every possibility and determine a proper course of action. This list should be used as a general outline and guide in responding to such an event. In any injury event your first and foremost concern is to take care of any injuries.

What to do if injured due to a slip and fall

If injured on the property under the control of someone else (other than your employer) due to slipping on a substance on the ground or floor you should do the following:

  • Assess the care needed and seek necessary assistance such as summons an ambulance if necessary or contact the fire department or police
  • Determine what caused you to fall and take photos, if a substance is present find out how long it has been there and how it got there
  • Identify any witnesses to the fall or the condition which caused you to fall
  • Locate a person in control of the property (owner, manager, supervisor) and let them know what happened.
  • Don’t discuss the fall with the insurance company until you seek legal counsel
  • Call Anderson & Lopez 719 471 1818

What to do if injured due to a trip and fall

If injured on the property under the control of someone else (other than your employer) due to tripping on something you should do the following:

  • Assess the care needed and seek necessary assistance such as summons an ambulance if necessary or contact the fire department or police
  • Determine what caused you to fall and take photos find out how long it has been there and why
  • Identify any witnesses to the fall or the condition which caused you to fall
  • Locate a person in control of the property (owner, manager, supervisor) and let them know what happened.
  • Don’t discuss the fall with the insurance company until you seek legal counsel
  • Call Anderson & Lopez 719 471 1818

What to do if injured in an auto accident

If injured in an auto accident due to the fault of others you should do the following:

  • Assess the care needed and seek necessary assistance such as summons an ambulance if necessary or contact the fire department or police (in most instances state law requires that an accident be reported to the police and that you remain at the scene of an accident until police arrive)
  • Determine what caused the accident and identify any witnesses
  • Take photographs of the area and the vehicles involved (provided such can be done safely)
  • Don’t discuss the accident with the insurance company until you seek legal counsel
  • Call Anderson & Lopez 719 471 1818

What to do if injured at work

If you are injured on the job do the following:

  • Seek the appropriate level of medical care or treatment
  • Report the injury to your employer, manager or supervisor in writing immediately or as soon as possible
  • Let your employer take your for medical care or go to the medical provider designated by your employer
  • If the employer does not designate a provider you should seek appropriate care from the provider of your choice.
  • Don’t discuss the accident with the insurance company until you seek legal counsel
  • Call Anderson & Lopez 719 471 1818