Many employees are afraid to file a claim if they are hurt on the job. For instance, employers might tell them they are not entitled to time off work if they are hurt, or in some cases, employees aren’t educated on the topic, and think they are going to get fired if they file a claim. This is the furthest thing from the truth. As a matter of fact, when you are hurt on the job, worker’s compensation is what protects you (and your ability to earn while you can’t work), in the event your injury stems from a workplace incident. Especially in situations where you aren’t at fault, such as being hurt by faulty equipment, a slip and fall in the workplace, or the negligence of other employee (who causes the injury), you are entitled to compensation.
Why hire a lawyer –
First and foremost, a professional team of legal experts in worker’s comp cases will inform you of your rights. Samuel Earley is not only an expert in these cases, but has successfully tried several worker comp cases for clients. Your legal team will:
– Inform you of whether or not you have a claim.
– How much you are entitled to (in terms of compensation, the duration of compensation, etc).
– Fight to have medical bills, cost of surgery, continual costs associated with injuries (and so forth) paid by the employer.
Further, the professional legal team you hire is going to inform you of your rights. You are not subject to termination by an employer, simply because you choose to file a claim. And, if an employer later mistreats you, or causes you to feel as if your job is on the line, because of the claim, you have other legal rights and possible claims you can file (such as harassment claims) against your employer.
Workers comp is for the employee –
This law is in place for a reason. It is meant to protect the employee. Workplace accidents occur often, in many different situations and workplace locations. It is not only a matter of faulty equipment injuring limbs in a dangerous warehouse setting. Accidents happen daily, and you are entitled to some form of protection if you are hurt. Your employer owes you compensation if you can’t work, because of the fact that you are hurt on the job. So if you are not familiar with your rights, do not know what your rights are, or how much compensation is owed to you if you are hurt on the job (and aren’t at fault, or are even partially at fault), the right legal team and professionals will know how to represent you and preserve your legal rights.
If you are hurt on the job, do not know how to file a claim (or are afraid of doing so because you are afraid of being fired), a dedicated law firm can help. Don’t try to go through the process on your own. When you are hurt, contact a professional workers comp law firm, to handle your case, claim, and help you recover from your injuries.