Employment is an aspect of our lives today that we heavily rely on, which we have learned from a very young age. When many of us are teenagers we learn the value of a dollar from working our various part-time jobs whether it is that of waiting tables, or mowing lawns in our neighborhood. From these jobs, and experiences we understand what responsibilities are expected of us from our income that later helps us when we enter the world of adulthood. However, as employees, we can easily come to terms with issues that could potentially hinder us from not only being able to work, but also be paid.
Can You Expect To Be Compensated Appropriately?
Workers compensation is one aspect of the workplace that affects many individuals each and everyday. What is workers compensation though? Workers compensation grants employees that are injured on the job appropriate damages related to their injury that contribute to medical bills and garnished wages, as well as time off of work in order to heal. However, the issue today within many work places is not workers compensation itself, but granting it appropriately to those when it is necessary. Many times, employees are not given workers compensation for injuries that occurred on the job that did not actually pertain to their duties as an employee.
The Issues You Face
This aspect of workers compensation can be seen easily in one recent case. An employee was on her way to her supervisor’s office in order to ask a question pertaining to a recent request that was made. On the way to her supervisor’s office is a set of stairs that, at the time, were dangerously covered in water. As a result, the employee slipped, and fell from the stairs, which resulted in her sustaining injuries. However, her employer, and company did not cite her injury as an injury that was related to her job duties, and was denied workers compensation.
When these instances arise you need an experienced, and ultimately dedicated workers compensation attorney on your side from the beginning in order to fight diligently for your case, and the potential damages that go hand-in-hand with your on the job accident, and injury.
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.