Get the Compensation That You Deserve
Life is Full Of Unexpected Events
Life is full of twists and turns, and getting injured at work is one of them. Nobody plans on getting hurt at work. When you do, you will probably be unprepared. You may not know what to do or what the steps are that you should take to ensure that you will be covered and that you will still be able to pay your bills while you are recovering. Even if you get injured at work and you are unable to work while you are recovering, your bill collectors will still expect to get paid. You may also need to pay for medical bills related to the injury or accident.
If you had an accident because you work in an unsafe workplace, you might be able to sue your employer for putting you and your life at risk. Many employees that have been injured at work failed to make a claim and did not receive any compensation. They are an example of people who do not know their rights or what to do when they get injured at work. Sometimes employees are even called liars because their employer simply doesn't want to file a claim or pay out for medical expenses. This is when you should start looking for a good law firm that can help you. Turn to Schwartz Law Firm for help. They have been serving injured workers and accident victims with over 30 years of experience. Schwartz Law Firm will work hard to help you find justice in the face of a difficult legal battle.
What to Do if You Get Injured at Work
If you get injured at work, you need to let your boss know immediately. Even if you don't feel like you are hurt too bad, you will want to make sure that there is a record of the accident. This is especially important if you have gotten an injury to your head and you may have complications later on from the accident. You should also report the accident in front of a co-worker or another reliable witness. If you are a part of a union, be sure to report the accident to the union representative as well as to your employer.
You Are Entitled to Compensation
As an employee, you are entitled to compensation bit employers sometimes want to avoid having to pay for an injured employee, and you may find that it is difficult to get any compensation even though you are entitled to it. An attorney will know all the ins and outs of the law and will be able to tell you exactly what your rights are. An attorney will also be able to tell you whether or not your rights were violated. For example, if your employer didn't pay for all of your medical bills a or did not cover any of your medical bills, your rights were most likely violated. Your employer is also violating your rights if they tried to discriminate against you or if they did not take any action in filing your compensation claim.
Workers' compensation is in place to help protect the rights of workers. It means that workers are entitled to certain benefits if an injury occurs while at the workplace. Benefits may include vocational rehabilitation services, death benefits, and, of course, medical care. You are also entitle to wage loss benefits. The fine print may vary depending on the state that you live in, but you always have rights and no matter where you work you will have coverage in the event that you get injured at work.
You should also choose your own physician. If an employer is not on the up and up, they may try to refer you to a doctor who is not going to give you an honest checkup. In other words, they may give you a clean bill of health, even if you need additional medical care. This way, they will be able to say that you didn't really get injured at work and get out of paying for any medical fees or compensation.
Call An Attorney
Next, you should get in touch with an attorney. An attorney will be able to give you advice and will also be able to tell you what you need to do so that you are properly compensated and so that you will be able to get all your medical bills paid while you are injured. Far too many people don't get the compensation they deserve simply because they do not know they are entitled to it.