Now, what happens when you’ve suffered a serious workplace injury, one that can very derail your future?
For too many workers, that scenario is all too familiar. When it happens to them, their worlds can turn upside down.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury while on the job, where will you turn for help?
Yes, your medical well-being is of course of the utmost importance, but your financial health can’t be overlooked either.
With your future up in the air, getting the legal help you need is a must.
Whether in need of Idaho workers comp or help in another state, don’t wait a day to make that call.
Give Your Legal Counsel All the Facts
Once you’re injured on the job, you have two choices in front of you.
One, you can deal with the medical costs and injury/injuries on your own, hoping things work out for the best.
Two, you can reach out to a workers comp lawyer, someone who will stand by your side and fight with you.
In working with a legal pro, make sure he or she has all the facts as you know them on how you were injured.
Among the areas of focus:
- Accident – Of utmost importance, how were you injured? If the injury in your mind is the fault of your employer, can you prove so? It would be worthwhile to have evidence in the form of an eyewitness and/or video evidence to show you were not to blame.
- Safety – What safety protocols did your employer have in place? In the event you’re injured in a construction accident, did your employer have the necessary safety procedures in place? If not, were you still told to go about the work anyway?
- History – Does your employer have a history of non-fatal and/or fatal injuries on the job? If so, has this problem been discussed and/or acted upon? An unsafe work environment is a breeding ground for health issues, workers’ safety.
As bad as the physical pain can be from a serious workplace injury, the financial fallout can be as troublesome if not worse.
Even if you have medical coverage, the bills can mount quickly, especially if you will need long-term rehab.
In the event this will lead to you not being able to work, how will you pay your everyday bills?
When your finances are in doubt, this is yet another reason to seek a workers’ comp attorney, someone who will go to work for you.
If there is a pattern of workplace injuries with your employer, see if other current or former employees will speak out on the issue.
Also be sure to hold any other negligent parties besides your employer accountable for your injuries.
This can include product manufacturers etc.
When injured on the job, time is of the essence.
Fight back so your future is not left in doubt.
Given how serious workplace injuries can be, it is imperative that you don’t let someone’s negligence derail your future.
With that being the case, are you prepared to stand up and fight today?
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About the Author: Dave Thomas covers business topics on the web.