Accidents are events that are by definition hard to predict. Regardless
of the level of anticipation, they may still happen anywhere and anytime.
Under federal law, all employers are required to provide a safe work environment
for their employees. This means that if you get injured while doing your
job, you’ll be entitled to a series of benefits sometimes referred
to as workers compensation package.
Access to those benefits is unconditional and rarely leads to job loss
unlike what many injured employees think. In this article, we’ll
address two misconceptions about work-related accidents and tell you what
to expect from a workers compensation lawyer.
Deadly accidents can occur in corporate environments
It’s a common belief that corporate environments are safer than other
workplaces such as construction sites. While this may be true, it doesn’t
necessarily mean that the accidents that occur in corporate environments
are less deadly. Indeed, the severity of the bodily damages will depend
on the violence of the accident. For example, you may hurt your neck fatally
after slipping on the floor of your company’s kitchen because someone
accidentally spilled a liquid on it.
Understanding why you can't be fired
As a recently injured employee, you may be reluctant to hire a
workers compensation attorney by fear of losing your job in the process. What you should know
is that workers compensation law is an insurance that was introduced to
prevent employees from taking legal actions against their employers. In
return, faulty employers would allow injured workers to keep their job
and receive a significant portion of their wage until they have fully
In other words, hiring a workers compensation lawyer is your best option
since they will use all their knowledge and experience to get you the
best compensation package. After the injury, your lawyer will make sure
that you get admitted to the best local hospital so that you may recover
as quickly as possible.
If you have recently suffered from a work-related injury, then
contact us now. In most cases, this decision will not impact on whether you keep
or lose your job. The only scenario that could potentially lead to job
loss is if you're no longer able to perform the basic duties of your position.