Becoming injured at work can be an awful, life-altering experience. Filing a workers compensation claim should not be something that adds to the pain and suffering of the injured worker. However, some employers attempt to discourage filing these claims in an effort to save their businesses some money, without any thought as to how this affects the hurt employee. Workers compensation is something you may be entitled to if you were hurt on the job, but your employer may attempt to steer you away from filing a claim or may try to cut your benefits short before you have sufficiently recovered. We believe this is unjust, and we want to help injured workers get the benefits they deserve for the amount of time they need them. If you were hurt at work and want to know more about your rights as an injured employee, a workers compensation lawyer at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help you become better informed about your legal options.
Workers compensation is a set of benefits offered to employees who become injured on the job and are unable to work for a given period of time. These benefits can include financial compensation so that the worker can pay bills (including medical bills, rent or mortgage, utility bills and for purchasing groceries) while they are unable to work. Another aspect that may be a part of workers compensation benefits is vocational rehabilitation services. These services help the injured worker prepare to re-enter the workforce once they are sufficiently healed and rehabilitated from their injuries to be able to return to work. If the injured worker is unable to go back to performing their prior job duties because of the injuries they sustained limiting their ability to do so, these vocational rehab services can help them to train for another position that is more well-suited to them after they have recovered enough from their injuries to return to work.
Because workers compensation insurance premiums may go up when claims are filed and benefits are used, some employers hesitate to provide benefits to their workers. These penny-pinching employers may subtly or overtly discourage hurt employees from filing claims, or they may resort to “spy” tactics once a claim is filed and benefits are given in order to see if there is any way they could cut benefits short—for example, by having an investigator follow the injured worker to see if they are doing things an uninjured person would do.
If you need a workers compensation lawyer in Grandview, the knowledgeable attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can assist you with filing a claim or arguing for a continuation of benefits. We are committed to helping our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by advocating for their rights, and injured workers have the right to adequate workers compensation benefits. We can help you file a claim and get the benefits you are entitled to as an injured worker if your employer is holding out on you or attempting to sever your benefits prematurely. Call today for a free case evaluation.
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