Why You Should Get A Workers Compensation Lawyer
Sometimes employees get hurt on the job, and sometimes it’s not their fault. Sometimes they are left without the ability to work and earn wages. That’s where workers compensation fills the gap.
Workers compensation is something that nearly all businesses are required to possess, with 74% of states requiring all businesses to have workers’ comp. Being injured on the job shouldn’t prevent an employee from receiving fair compensation, especially if that employee was not injured for reasons of their own making.
The truth is that 85% of worker’s compensation claims are due to employees slipping on slick floors. Accidents that happen naturally in some work environments, and that you can’t be blamed for suffering from. But if you do suffer from an accident at work, not of your own making, and that removes your ability to earn a fair wage for your efforts, it’s important that you make sure you get what benefits you’re owed.
If your employer refuses to pay compensation, or won’t see the reasoning why they have to, you should get a workers compensation lawyer. A workers compensation lawyer will analyze your case, and see if you can file a personal injury lawsuit or case against that employer, to get the rightfully owed earnings.
If you’re an employer that is concerned about workers compensation cases being levied against you, then it is important that you understand the laws of your state concerning those cases. You should consult with a lawyer and get a better understanding of the laws of your state, and make sure that your HR department knows about all the rules and regulations that are necessary to avoid those cases.
Injured employees cost money to their employers, and no employer wants to have both an injured employee, and a loss of profits. Those are both poor situations to find yourself in. Especially as workers compensation cases can be a long and costly fight to find yourself in.
If you are an employee that has found themselves injured at work and denied the right to your fair compensation, it is important that you reach out to get help. The right lawyer can get you the money that you deserve, and help you support yourself until you’re back on your feet.
If you have any questions about workers compensation or the laws in your state, contact us. We’ll be more than happy to help.