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Surveillance Playing A Role In Worker’s Compensation

In the United States today the majority of Americans have, or have had a job at one point or another whether it was their first job cutting grass as a teenager, or finally their actual career. When we take on these jobs, and employment opportunities we deal with the responsibilities, the tasks, the pro’s, and of course the con’s. By doing so we can be assured that we will get our coveted paycheck each month in order to pay the bills, and maybe even have a little extra for our “rainy day” fund.

Lying And Claims

However, when you are injured on the job it is extremely important to file a worker’s compensation claim with your employer, and in a timely manner in order to address the accident, and the results of it. While the majority of worker’s compensation accidents that result in claims being filed are honest, and authentic others can be false, and ultimately impact worker’s compensation claims in the future with other employees as well. Sometimes individuals might sustain a minor injury and file a worker’s compensation claim, or possibly might even lie about an accident or injury altogether.

Eyes Wide Open

By doing this and filing a claim an individual can receive wages without working for their fake injury. Yet, how are insurance companies, and employers fighting back in order to make sure employees who file worker’s compensation claims are actually injured? Today, many insurances companies that deal with worker’s compensation claims, and even some companies themselves will enlist the help of surveillance specialists in order to make sure that their employees who claim they are injured actually truly are. One case highlights what actually can, and does happen in some worker’s compensation claims.

A man filed a worker’s compensation claim with his company sighting that he had a back injury after heavy lifting items. The man’s claim was processed and granted. However, the man was ultimately fired after his worker’s compensation claim had ended because the man who was suppose to be “bed rest” for his back injury was out on his boat with some of his friends, and neighbors.

Make sure that when you file a worker’s compensation claim to seek out the help of an experienced worker’s compensation attorney in order to help you properly identify your injury, and the proper way to go about filing it.

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.

Fatigue An Issue For Employees?

Today, we are a generation of individuals who are constantly pushing things to the next level for our overall benefit whether it is something small, or to a very large scale of things within our lives. However, one thing that we are pushing is that of our employment. With our country in a current economic recession we are doing are best to do whatever is needed of us within our employment in order to keep our job, and food on the table. However, individuals can work themselves into the ground trying to make sure that they get a stable income not only for themselves, but their families as well.

The Facts of Fatigue

Unfortunately, the majority of the time this means that employees will be working longer shifts, working shifts more frequently, and will have more tasks to do at the end of the day. While we can keep up with this pace of life for a small period of time we cannot keep going too strong, and heavily forever especially when it means lack of sleep, or not probably taking care of ourselves physically, and mentally. By not properly taking care of yourself you can easily lead yourself into something known as fatigue. When we generally think of fatigue we think of third world countries, or places they do not have enough resources to properly take care of people.

What You Can Expect From Fatigue

Yet, fatigue can occur everywhere, especially within the work force all over the United States. However, what does fatigue actually mean when it comes down to worker’s compensation claims and issues? If an employer knowingly is adding on more hours to an individual than they can physically are able to just because an employee request it does not make it right. Individuals who work with fatigue are not only more likely to have an accident on the job, but more likely can be guaranteed to make a mistake or accident.

Remember we are only all just human and mistakes are already a common aspect of life. However, when you are exhausted, and keeping pushing yourself to do more mistakes can easily increase in a matter of moments. When you feel like your fatigue is in correlation to that of your work schedule and tasks and an accident or injury has occurred on the job you need an experienced worker’s compensation attorney in order to fight for the damages you may be entitled to.

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.