As mentioned in last week’s post, the number of deaths caused by workplace accidents is at the highest it has been in the last 10 years. This is an alarming trend, especially since costs of living are rising and an injury means not only is the injured worker not working but is also facing high medical expenses. Employers can often try to minimize the incident so they do not have to deal with workers’ compensation claims, but workers injured on the job should not let that deter them.
It is an employee’s right to file a workers’ compensation claim if they have suffered workplace injuries. When an employer has been negligent in fulfilling their duty of maintain a safe working environment, they should be ready to compensate their employees. However, this does not always happen. Injured employees are often shortchanged in settlements, because they do not know how much to expect and they succumb to pressure to accept less. They often forget that lawyers work for their employers, not for them and might not present them with the best deal.
This is where lawyers from our firm can be helpful. With the goal of getting our clients the compensation they fully deserve, we analyze our clients’ claim and determine who should be held responsible for the injuries they have suffered. Even if responsibility lies in a party other than the employer, such as with a manufacturing company for providing defective products, we approach them for compensation.
Getting injured on the job can leave a family emotionally and financially unstable. We can help seek financial stability on behalf of our clients, so our clients can focus on everything else. For more on workers’ compensation, visit our webpage.