Employment is a pretty average portion of our daily lives that we rely on for many different things, but ultimately we rely on the income that is generated as a result of having one. Today, the United States is currently within an economic recession, which is proving to cause issues in many varying ways. From individuals being laid off to businesses simply going out of business individuals are not only fighting for jobs, but also fighting diligently just to keep them. Although this is creating large financial issues for individuals it can also impact them and their worker’s compensation claim and case.
Understanding Worker’s Compensation
Workers compensation is something that you not only need, but also are entitled to when you are injured on the job. Workers compensation helps individuals who are injured on the job with medical bills that could have resulted from having to get treatment for the injury sustained, or lost wages due to being unable to work due to the injury. One would think that employers would automatically want to have these claims brought to their attention and handle them appropriately without asking too many questions. Unfortunately, we live in a world that many people seek the “easy way out” and create false injuries, and claims in order to have a financial gain in the end. This has not only hardened many employers, but ultimately has turned them bitter to the overall situation of worker’s compensation.
How To Handle The Situation of Worker’s Compensation
However, when you become injured on the job it is important that you take matters to the appropriate, professional, and legal hands. When you are injured it is extremely important to report the incident that took place with detail, and in a timely manner. When you fail to report the accident, and injury to the appropriate sources whether it is a superior, or company official many people see this is a potential fraudulent action due to the overall nature of worker’s compensation.
When you are injured on the job, or suffer illnesses or physical health issues as a result of your profession it is extremely important that you seek legal consul. In order to fight for your rights, your case, and ultimately the damages you deserve you need an experienced, workers compensation attorney on your side from start to finish.
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.