If you’re hurt on the job, file the workers’ compensation claim
With as crazy as things have been, unemployment as high as it is, those who ARE working are feeling the added pressure to stay employed. Even if maybe an accident happens on the job, or an employer isn’t following CDC regulations in the workplace, you might be worried about talking to a lawyer, jeopardizing your job, being out of work. We are hearing a lot of this concern right now, more than ever. And we understand.
Take your health seriously
But just because you’re worried about your job doesn’t mean that you should take your health lightly. Because workers’ compensation is set in place to take care of injured workers. An employer is not supposed to penalize you for filing a workers’ compensation claim and you really need to do that and get legal advice — it’s free. There’s never any payment to a workers’ compensation attorney until a judge authorizes a lawyers’ fee. So it’s always good to get information.
Some basic steps: File your workers’ compensation claim and see a doctor
It’s always good to file a claim and protect yourself. You have to be your own best Advocate. And then when you get an attorney who has a team dedicated to workers’ comp on your side – you don’t have to go it alone. Some basic steps: File a claim. See a doctor. Don’t try and work it out under the table with your employer. Because you never know how things are going to turn out in the long run and you want to protect yourself. Your employer will only play nice until hospital bills or therapy bills get shown to them. Then they sing a different tune. Do it right from the beginning. That way you’re protecting your long-term ability to work and take care of your family. You’ve got to think long-term in situations like these.
Stanley Law Offices is a personal injury firm of eleven lawyers and full paralegal staff, some of which are solely dedicated to fighting for injured workers. Often there’s a potential personal injury case to go along with your workers’ compensation case. If that’s true for you, once we evaluate your case, you then have two teams assigned to fight on your behalf: One team for your workers’ compensation case, and one team for your personal injury case. You want a firm who can dedicate both to you and ensure the left hand is speaking to the right hand. So that no stone goes unturned. If you’re an injured worker, it’s simple… just call Joe. 1-800-608-3333. Joe@StanleyLawOffices.com.