Being hurt on the job is always a difficult and painful experience, and being denied workers compensation benefits when you go to file for them can add insult to your injuries. Injured workers have the right to receive these benefits if their workplace injuries meet the criteria outlined by law, but some employers are hesitant to encourage their injured employees to file because it raises their insurance premiums. However, you do not have to let this injustice stand. Injured workers have rights, and we can help you fight for them so you can get the benefits you are legally entitled to. If you were hurt on the job and want to discuss your legal options with a workers compensation lawyer, call Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. to request a free case evaluation from one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Workers compensation is often thought of as a check that hurt workers can receive during the time they spend recovering from workplace injuries until they are ready to get back on the job. However, workers compensation is often more than just money—these benefits may also include vocational rehabilitation services that hurt workers can utilize in order to prepare to return to work, and even if their injuries leave them unable to perform their prior job duties, the vocational rehab can be used to gain new job skills so that they have a job to return to once they have recovered from their injuries.
According to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in their 2016 report on fatal workplace injuries in the United States, the industries with the most fatal injuries to employees during the 2016 year are construction (with 991 deaths occurring during that year) and transportation and warehousing (with 825 deaths taking place on the job). The National Safety Council reported that one-quarter of all workplace injuries are due to slipping, tripping, and falling accidents, and another one-quarter of workplace injuries occur because of some type of contact between a worker and an object or piece of equipment. More than one-third of all employee injuries are caused by some form of overexertion, including stress related injuries.
If you need a workers compensation lawyer in Blue Springs, the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can assist you with filing a claim or requesting an extension of benefits. We specialize in handling workers compensation claims and we are passionate about getting injured employees the benefits they deserve for as long as they need them. We will fight to get you the benefits you are entitled to as an injured worker so you can turn a bad day into a brighter future. If your employer is attempting to discourage you from filing a claim or is attempting to cut your benefits before you are ready to return to work, we can help you. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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