Monthly Archives: February 2012

Beware Of Social Media

Today, we live in a world that is full of technology. Years ago simple tasks take days upon days to do such as properly doing laundry, communicating with others that are not relatively close, and even getting food. Today, we now do not have that of the same issues presently within our society and communities. Communication is done almost instantly to anywhere in the world in the palm of your hand, we have grocery stores and fast-food restaurants at our disposal, and we now rely on that of common appliances to help us complete our daily chores. However, is technology always helping us?

The United States is currently within an economic recession that is impacting the country in multiple ways. Individuals are losing their jobs, and if not, they are taking a heavy pay cut in order for the business to be kept afloat, or even that of other employees. If you experience an accident while at work that has to deal with the tasks and assignments that you are employed to do you are entitled to damages. When you have to take off work for your injuries, you are not only feeling the pain physically, but also financial due to medical bills and even lost wages.

However, social media is now not only connecting individuals to one another in a positive way, but is also hurting them and their workers compensation claims. With websites such as Facebook where individuals can check into locations, upload photos and videos, and let people know what is on their mind there is little privacy left in the life of an individual today.

Yet, the information you share and upload can easily impact your workers compensation claim damages that you are awarded. One story shows us just how far what you share can really go. A woman had filed a worker’s compensation claim for hurting her lower back and hips while on the job and stood to gain damages between $50,000-$70,000. However, the woman uploaded a video on Facebook of her son’s wrestling match that showed herself jumping in bleachers and seemingly moving without pain. As a result, she had to settle for less than $5,000. Make sure that not only when you are going through a worker’s compensation claim, but also always being cautious in the information that you share on the internet.

Changes are constantly made within the field of employment, so if you plan on filing a workman’s compensation claim, it would be best to seek professional help. It is important to have someone on your side that knows the law and knows how to make it work for you. Michael R. Lawless, P.A., Attorney at Law specializes in these types of case. He provides a free consultation, including evenings and weekends by appointment, at their offices in Lenexa, Kansas or Grandview, Missouri offices. Call today at 1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566 or 816-966-0099.

Time Is Of The Essence As Always

The daily life of individuals can only be assumed to be the same for many from the beginning to end. We wake up and begin to get ourselves ready for the day ahead, we go to work or school, eat our lunches or snacks, come home and eat yet again, finish any tasks that need to be done before the next day, and then sleep and repeat the process all over again. However, everyone wants his or her day to run as smoothly as possible with every aspect possible. Especially when it comes to that of their job and employment status.

However, we can only assume that not everything goes according to plan every day and mistakes are bound to happen. When you are on the job and injured for participating in the work that you were assigned to do you are entitled to damages for the injury you have sustained from the incident. Usually, individuals can suffer not only physical pain from this occurrence, but also have to deal with the stress and issue of having medical bills as well as lost wages come into their paths

When you experience an accident on the job it is important to make sure that your case is brought to the immediate attention of all parties that need to be associated with the case such as lawyers, your employer, and any higher administration that is involved with the company or business you are employed for. If your injury and case goes unattended for without high priority and immediately being brought forward to the proper authorities you could easily lose time, money, and effort that could contribute to your case, and being awarded the damages that could be granted when your case.

Injuries are never a variable that anyone takes into consideration when they are moving around from place to place doing their daily tasks, but they are bound to happen in one way or another. Make sure that when you are injured on the job that you file the appropriate paperwork to the parties that are associated with the injury and your employment in a timely manner so that it will ultimately pay off now, and later down the road.

Changes are constantly made within the field of employment, so if you plan on filing a workman’s compensation claim, it would be best to seek professional help. It is important to have someone on your side that knows the law and knows how to make it work for you. Michael R. Lawless, P.A., Attorney at Law specializes in these types of case. He provides a free consultation, including evenings and weekends by appointment, at their offices in Lenexa, Kansas or Grandview, Missouri offices. Call today at 1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566 or 816-966-0099.