All workers have the right to expect a safe workplace. Unfortunately, some employers put profit before people and choose to try to bypass safety laws that are set forth by federal and state agencies to help keep workers safe. When this happens, the worker is the person who ultimately suffers. We know that this is a difficult position for you, as well as your family, to be placed in at a moment’s notice.
While some workplace injuries are minor and don’t require the person to seek medical care or take time off of work, others are catastrophic. The catastrophic injuries are the ones that might require the worker to seek workers’ compensation benefits.
Some employees find that employers will frown upon them for having to file for workers’ compensation benefits. While this might occur, it is actually illegal. Employers are not allowed to retaliate against employees who filed fact-based workers’ compensation claims because they need to seek out medical care and other benefits that are part of the program
We understand that the workers’ compensation system is one that’s complicated. We’re here to help you try to work through the matters at hand and get your case through the system so that you can get the benefits you need to better your life during this difficult time. If you feel as though your case is being stonewalled or that you weren’t getting the benefits that you deserve, we can help you appeal the decisions to get you what is due to you. Since time limits apply throughout these cases, be sure to let us start working on your case as soon as possible.