When people think of getting hurt on the job, they often think about the pain that can be suffered or the inconvenience of doctor’s visits and operations. Unfortunately, many people fail to recognize all the additional complications that come with that injury outside of the medical issues.
If you have recently been injured, the reality of all these added concerns and unanticipated challenges can add an enormous amount of stress on you and your family. It can be crucial for you to understand that you do not have to deal with this difficult situation alone.
Your first priority after a workplace accident should be to get medical attention. You will also need to notify your employer of your injuries. This can all seem fairly straightforward.
However, after this can come filing for workers’ compensation benefits, dealing with insurance companies and making sure your care is managed by a doctor who is properly certified in order to qualify for coverage.
You can also run into complications with your employer that you may not have anticipated. An employer may fail to inform you of your rights or he or she may try to dissuade you from filing for workers’ compensation benefits. In some cases, an employer can say or do things that make you feel like you could lose your job if you do exercise your right to pursue compensation.
In each of these situations and exchanges, legal support can prove to be crucial. While you may not be prepared or equipped to handle these difficult issues alone, the law firm of Morgan & Justice can be right there with you to guide and support you throughout your recovery. We can work on your behalf to pursue benefits, appeal a denied claim or take legal action against an employer who failed to comply with the laws that protect injured workers.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you can take comfort in getting support. We can discuss your case with you and help you understand what your next steps may be. For more information on our firm and our background, please visit our website.