Health, Lifestyle

Where to get help when you need it most

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
March 15th, 2020

This piece is brought to you by Taylor & Scott Lawyers but is all my own thoughts and opinions. Mel x

Picture this: It’s a cold, rainy morning and your alarm goes off. You reach over and snooze a couple of times, eventually dragging your freezing bum out of bed to get ready for the day ahead of you. Maybe you’ve got school lunches to prepare for the kids before you leave, or maybe you’ve got to read over that presentation you’re giving to clients later in the afternoon. Maybe you’ve got to do both.

You’re a hard worker. You always go the extra mile for your employer and you get along well with your co-workers. You know your worth because the fact is, you’re damn good at your job.

Your workday is panning out like any other Tuesday – but just after lunch, something goes wrong. Maybe you slip on a spill in the work bathroom and hurt your back. Maybe a piece of machinery malfunctions and you injure your hand. Maybe a faulty fixture comes loose and falls on you. You’re hurt and need to see a doctor, who tells you you’ll need time off work to heal. Perhaps you’ll need surgery on that hand, or maybe you’ll need scans on your back.

You know this wasn’t your fault and you need advice to navigate what to do next. You’re feeling totally overwhelmed and unsure of everything. Who will pay those pricey medical bills? Will you be compensated? Will you even be able to return to work in the same capacity as before?

Now, this might sound like a scenario straight out of 1976 but unfortunately, workplace injuries continue to happen all the time across this great country of ours.  It can be difficult to know what steps to take to make sure you’re taken care of when something goes wrong because if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s the right to a safe and fair workplace.

So what DO you do if you’re unlucky enough to sustain an injury at work? You get onto the professionals – immediately. Lawyers who specialise in workplace injuries know exactly what to do and how to navigate the often-tricky dynamics of workplace injuries. They’ll guide you every step of the way, from advising you about who to contact about your injury, to ensure that you’re covered and cared for exactly as you should be. To quote the Beastie Boys, they’ll ‘fight for your right’ – not to party, but to get you back on track mentally and physically and above all, ensure you get the care and support you’re entitled to… because you absolutely deserve it.

Need some advice? Taylor & Scott Lawyers are the experts in the field of Personal Injury Law and can assist you with everything you need when dealing with an injury due to the negligence of another person, entity or organisation. You can find out more about their services and they’re ‘no win, no fee’ policy on their website.