When an employee becomes injured on the job, they are often entitled to file a claim for workers compensation benefits to get them through their recovery time until they are healthy enough to return to work. These benefits include cash compensation and may involve vocational rehab so that, when workers return to work, they have the skills they need to do able to do so successfully. However, some employers discourage the filing of claims for workers compensation benefits, or may connive in order to cut benefits off from an injured worker prematurely, leaving them high and dry and without a source of income to pay their bills with. If you were hurt at work and need to file a workers compensation claim or your employer is attempting to cut your benefits short before you are ready to return to work, a workers compensation lawyer at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help. Contact us to learn more about your available options under the law.
Workers compensation exists to help bridge the gap that injured employees may come across when they get hurt and are unable to continue to work because of those injuries. Workers compensation can include cash benefits that enable injured workers to continue to be able to pay for their daily living expenses, rent or mortgage, and utilities while they are unable to work due to recovering from injuries. Workers compensation may also include vocational rehabilitation classes free of charge, allowing injured workers to stay abreast of—or learn new—job skills while they are still recovering. The vocational rehab benefits are particularly useful for workers whose injuries prevent them from returning to their old position, but would be suited for another type of position at the same company when they are sufficiently recovered from their injuries.
Some employers will outright attempt to dissuade hurt workers from filing a workers compensation claim because they do not want their premiums to go up. Other employers will grudgingly instruct their injured workers on how to apply for and obtain workers compensation benefits, but will utilize whatever resources they can to cut those benefits short as soon as they can. For example, some employers will hire private detectives to “spy” on injured workers in order to see if they are engaging in any activities that the employer feels is only for non-injured people.
If you need a workers compensation lawyer in Raytown, the skilled attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help you with your case. Injured workers have the right to receive workers compensation benefits, and we are passionate about holding stingy employers accountable when they try to prohibit their workers from getting the benefits they are entitled to. We want to help you turn a bad day into a brighter future, and we will advocate fiercely for you so you can get the benefits you deserve. It costs nothing to reach out for a free consultation, so contact us today for your no-cost case evaluation.
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