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.