When you are hurt in the course of performing your job duties, you may be entitled to receive workers compensation benefits to help “hold you over” until you are able to return to the workforce. In the case of permanently disabling injury, workers compensation may be used to bridge the gap between your time at work and your disability claim going through the proper channels. However, some employers are reluctant to encourage the filing of workers compensation claims, and some even try to cut benefits short long before the injured worker is ready to return to work. This can cause undue pain and suffering as well as financial distress to someone who is already hurting, and at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we believe that is wrong and unjust. If you were hurt while on the job and want to talk to a workers compensation lawyer in Independence, contact us to learn more about your right to file a workers compensation claim.
Workers compensation takes the form of cash compensation and vocational rehab and is offered to injured workers while they recover from injuries sustained while on the job. In order to receive these benefits, employees are often made to endure medical exams and drug tests to ensure they were not “at fault” for their own injury and that their injury is “serious enough” to warrant a payout. Many employers begrudgingly pay out workers compensation funds only if they absolutely must, without any thought for the safety or wellness of the employee.
If you are given workers compensation benefits, you can use them to keep on top of living expenses (such as utility and rent or mortgage bills and toward the purchase of groceries) as well as medical expenses (such as doctor’s bills and rehab bills) related to your injury. Although a lesser-known benefit as compared to financial compensation, workers compensation may also provide vocational rehabilitation so that, if you are not able to return to your prior position due to the nature of your injury, you can train in another field so that you can go back to work in a new career after you have sufficiently recovered from your injuries.
If you need a workers compensation lawyer in Independence, contact Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. to start to build your legal case. We have more than 40 years of experience in handling workers compensation claims, and we will work tirelessly to get you the benefits you are entitled to under the law. Injured workers should not be made to suffer more by being denied benefits or having their benefits prematurely terminated, and we will fight to get you what you deserve as someone who was hurt on the job. We offer case evaluations at no cost, so contact us today to take the first step toward turning your bad day into a brighter future.
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