No matter what kind of career you are in, there is always a potential to get injured. Whether you are sitting at a desk or working in a factory. Granted, the chances of something happening while sitting in an office is smaller than when you are working in a factory, the risk is still there. Most companies offer a worker’s compensation package for if/when you get hurt. In most cases, if you are injured on the job, management will take immediate action and start writing everything done and creating records of what is happening and what course of action they are going to take.
Sadly, there are places out there that aren’t prepared for a workplace injury. Heaven forbid you have an injury so bad that it requires you to go to the emergency room. The ER will hold you responsible for the bill if your company doesn’t offer worker’s compensation. Then, you could be out of a job for a while, if not permanently. How will you pay your bills?
At James A. Rice, we are here to help you. If the company that you work for does not offer worker’s compensation to you, then they are not following the rules and regulations of the Department of Labor. Our worker’s compensation lawyers can help you with any of the following:
When you are hurt and can’t work, this means that you cannot make the money to pay your bills. When companies don’t offer worker’s comp, you are responsible for all of the bills that you incur during your recovery. This includes lost wages which is a major issue that often gets overlooked while you are focusing on getting better. It is important to get in touch with one of our lawyers as soon as possible so that you aren’t collecting debt.
Keeping your job
Sometimes, after you are hurt on the job and cannot work, the company that you are currently working for will need to hire someone else do do your job. If the place of business is downright cruel, they may end up firing you instead of holding your job while you recover. This is against the law. If your company does this, you need to seek legal help as soon as possible.
Our personal injury lawyers want to help you get the justice you deserve. You should be able to recover from a work related injury without having to worry about whether or not you can return to work. You should also not have to worry about the bills on the table that are piling up because you cannot pay them since you no longer have a job to make money. We are happy to gather the information you need in order to take your company to court so that you can get the compensation that you need in order to get back on your feet.
If you have any questions regarding worker’s compensation and want to know if you have a case, contact the personal injury lawyers at Jame A. Rice for a free consultation.