If an injury that occurred to you while you were at work isn't healing, and you are worried your employer is going to let you go or cut your workers compensation pay, meet with a personal injury attorney. At times, people can feel obligated to stay loyal to their employer and not pursue financial compensation for an injury that occurred while at work, but if your life is in for a terrible change because of this, you want to seek a consult.
A legal consult will help you explore if the cause and result of the accident are worth a lawsuit and settlement, and what your next moves are. Be sure to be ready with these details for your consult.
Your position with your employer and their information are important. The lawyer will need to know if you were an employee in the facility where you were injured, or if you were an outside contractor or consultant.
The details of the ownership of the company, location, and legal business name are important. All of this will be needed for your lawyer to contact their legal department about the issue.
Injury Report and Details
Not all injuries will earn significant compensation or a settlement. There are different physical, mental, and financial burdens that are more acknowledged than others. Have these items for the legal team to use for the case:
- Any MRI, X-ray, or other scans or image results
- Hospital bills
- Diagnosis results
- Therapy requirements
- Long-term affects and costs
Your lawyer will show the judge how life-altering your injuries were, what financial problems the injury brought, and what other strains you will have for a lifetime. This could be loss of mobility, permanent damage, and even just anxiety or depression because of what happened to you.
Don't sign any agreements or contracts your employer provides that mentions anything about compensation, loss of wages, or with other information. You want all communication to go through your lawyer so they can make sure you get the most out of your injury claim.
Stressing out about how you will get back to work and pay your bills when you are badly injured is enough to worry about, but if your employer is trying to cut off your compensation or sick time, meeting with an injury lawyer is important. Talk with the lawyer and find out more information to get the case moving.