…If you’re injured on the job, you will naturally have a ton of questions on your mind. First and foremost is the concern of whether or not you qualify for worker’s compensation, so for many individuals, it can be particularly beneficial to consult an attorney who has experience assessing these types of claims.
Workers’ compensation laws require employers to provide certain benefits to employees who are injured on the job. Employers may be required to provide the injured employee with wage replacements, medical benefits, disability options and occupational rehabilitation support. Some employers attempt to circumvent the law by avoiding or fighting workers’ compensation claims.
…The success of workplace safety depends on clear communication and trust between businesses owners and employees. Manufacturers and distributors owe it to their customers to inform them of hazardous materials in their products.
When health and safety are set aside in favor of profits, the law is often the only recourse for those who suffer illness or injury as a result.
…As a worker, you have rights if you are injured on the job, and should be exercising them. Some injuries you can walk off, but if that injury leaves you limping along and stuck with a pile of medical bills, you are entitled to financial help for them. If you are injured at your job that prevents you from working for a period of time, you have the right to file a worker’s compensation claim, but you need to make sure that it is followed through to the fullest extent of your rights as a worker.
…As the rapid pace of technological innovation continues to take form it’s shaping new ways for industries conduct their business. This is especially apparent in the insurance industry where workers compensation claims have been helped by technology.
While some people are skeptical of new technology serving as a panacea to solve every issues, the truth is that when it comes to protection for workers, it’s a good thing companies are embracing new advancements.