The labor movement in the U.S. grew in response to the need to protect the common interests of workers such as better wages, reasonable hours, and perhaps most importantly, safer working conditions to prevent injuries and fatalities in the workplace.
This weekend we celebrate Labor Day, a day to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers and an opportunity to pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to our country. As we celebrate the achievements of the labor movement this fall, it is also important to remember those who are injured on the job.
Unfortunately, many workers who are injured at work face massive delays in obtaining needed medical care so they can return to work. The workers’ compensation program often progresses at a snail’s pace, leaving injured workers who need care and benefits in a lurch. Considering that a third of middle income Americans do not have the means to cover an unexpected medical bill of even a few hundred dollars, any delay or denial of workers’ comp benefits can be consequential.
Given that injured workers sometimes face an uphill battle when trying to secure benefits, you may be wondering if it is worthwhile to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer if you or a loved one is injured on the job. Sometimes the decision to hire an attorney is based on the severity of the injury or the complexity of the case. Other times it is the actions of your employer or their insurance company that necessitate a legal response. However, even in cases that are seemingly uncomplicated, it’s often in your best interests to contact a workers’ compensation attorney who can walk you through the process and provide an honest assessment of your case.
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