Have You Been Injured on the Job?
Employees are always susceptible to getting injured or sick no matter what industry they belong to. You can get hit by a falling object or become afflicted with an illness because of stress and fatigue. Job-related injuries are fairly common, and every employee deserves to be properly compensated during these kinds of situations.
Many employees opt not to report work-related injuries due to the threat of being ostracized, disciplined, or fired. We believe that this mentality needs to stop because employers who neglect the health and safety of their workers need to be held fully accountable.
Work-related injuries can come in many forms. Here are some injuries that a lot of employees suffer from:
Legal Aspects of a Work-Related Injury
In the event you suffer from work-related injury or sickness, your employer should fully compensate you for lost wages, medical bills, and other accommodations. In fact, employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This type of insurance covers an employee’s wages while he or she is recovering from an illness or injury.
Although relatively uncommon, there are some cases wherein an employee can sue his or her employer because of violations of safety regulations. These violations include failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance, as well as blatant acts of negligence.
Given that going to court is a complicated process, having a knowledgeable attorney by your side can help get you the compensation you deserve. You can count on our experience, as our firm has handled a lot of work-related injury cases. Reach out to us today.