With the economy being in a state of depression at the moment many individuals are becoming concerned with money matters more than ever. Americans as a whole have changed from spending to saving over night and are now making sure that they spend their money on necessities and not luxuries. However, the economy has also affected the job market as well, which has left many without a job, and many clinging to their employment no matter what negative conditions exist. However, many individuals are being injured on the job and not filing a worker’s compensation claim in order to keep their employment, which is hurting them even worse.
A worker’s compensation claim is what employees file when they have been injured on the job. It is there to make sure that their employer knows the situation at hand and what injuries were resulted due to the incident. From there, the employee should give the employer their medical bills and any other bill that is associated with the cost of the injury. Usually, employees can also get a check for the hours that they lost as a result of the injury as well.
However, some employers have been known to not keep up with the needs of their employees and ultimately end up leaving them in the dark at the end of the day. Many cases are now coming to light that show employers have not only not followed up with their employee’s injury, but also refused to pay for their expenses. Why though? Most of the time, the employers that will not pay say that the accident occurred with the employee who knew rules, regulations, and safety precautions. However, many accidents do not occur as a result of lack of safety, but most of the time are very situationally and need to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
When you are injured on the job make sure to fill out the appropriate paperwork and alert your boss and company authorities. However, as we all know nothing ever is perfect and when your claims go unnoticed, or are being ignored make sure to contact an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer today in order to help fight for the damages you need, and deserve.
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.