Currently, the United States is within an economic recession, which is unfortunately impacting individuals in multiple ways. Today, individuals are becoming unemployed, and left empty handed at the end of the day. While some are left in the dark, others are going above and beyond their work place duties in order to make sure that they are not the next one on the chopping block. However, this is impacting individuals in more than one way that can eventually easily lead to their unemployment. One aspect of your employment that you need to understand is that of a worker’s compensation claim.
What Is Worker’s “Comp”
When you become injured on the job as a result of doing what you are suppose to you expect compensation and benefits. Worker’s compensation is suppose to be present within each company, or business in order to make sure that employees are protected, and taken care of after they have been injured while on the job. However, more and more companies today are not only becoming harsher towards awarding worker’s compensation to individuals, but simply just not doing it as a result of the economy. Unfortunately, this is not only leaving employees empty handed, but also making their situation harder than presently is.
Facts, Not Fiction
Worker’s compensation is not only needed, but required when an individual is injured on the job. However, as an employee you need to take the time to examine a few aspects that are associated with worker’s compensation. Many people believe that they cannot receive compensation for a pre-existing injury with their compensation claim. Yet, they can. If the individual has proof that their condition, or circumstances have worsened as a result of their employment they can easily receive compensation. Many people believe that you will receive your normal pay during your worker’s compensation claim, but that is not true. Individuals are paid two-thirds of their weekly salary after they have missed three days of work as a result of their injury.
When you have been injured while on the job you need to file a worker’s compensation claim in order to get the damages you deserve. However, when an issue erupts while trying to file your compensation claim contact an experienced lawyer today in order to fight for your rights.
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.