Measures To Take When You’re Hurt At Work

Injured on the job from accidents

In the year 2013, 917,100 occupational injuries and illnesses occurred which resulted in employees missing work days. If you are hurt at work, it is important to know the steps to take to make sure you receive the workers compensation you deserve. Getting hurt at work can be a scary and stressful time. Here are some measures to help you when you are in this difficult situation.

#1. Make A Workers Compensation Claim

Occupational injuries caused workers to miss an average of eight days in 2013. If you are hurt at work and as a result are unable to work or have to miss work because of medical needs, you will need to make a workers compensation claim. Designed to protect workers who get hurt on the job, workers compensation will pay the entirety of your m Continue reading

Not All Employers are Honest When it Comes to Workers Comp

Workers compensation

There are few things more inconvenient than getting hurt on the job. Not only does suffering an injury mean you will have to go through the process of healing, rehabbing, and getting yourself back to 100% — which can be particularly difficult if you suffer a major injury — but not being able to work can put a strain on your finances. Thankfully, if you get hurt at work, workers compensation should kick in and you won’t have to worry about paying bills while you recover. However, not every business owner properly provides workers comp, even though it is the law.

This was proven true by a Pierce County, Wash landscaper who has been charged with failing to pay worker’s comp benefits after one of his employees ended up getting Continue reading