Have you ever known someone with a work-related injury? It happens WAY too often and it’s unfortunate. Work-related injuries happen for a number of reasons. Our worker’s compensation attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give a few of the TOP reasons that can lead to work-related injuries, in this week’s blog. If you have been hurt at work and are struggling to get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, call Deputy and Mizell today! We can be reached at 417-532-2191.
Top Reasons That Lead To Work-Related Injuries
With all the struggles employers are having right now just to keep their companies staffed, that puts existing employees in a tough spot. It can be really tough to cover so much work when you are understaffed and it can lead to being tired at work, which can lead to making a mistake and getting hurt.
Again, many companies are understaffed right now, which can also lead to stress-related injuries at work, such as carpal tunnel or a mental-related injury.
You never want to overexert yourself when lifting heavy objects at work. This may be tempting to do for an employee if they’re in a rush and can’t find someone else to help them lift the object. This can lead to back injuries.
Let Deputy and Mizell Help You With Your Worker’s Comp Claim.
The workers’ compensation system is like a compromise between employees and employers that allows employees to get benefits regardless of who was at fault, and in return, employers get protection from most lawsuits. However, after a workplace accident, employers and their insurance companies may try to make the process of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits extremely difficult. They may attempt to argue that the injury was not work-related, and the insurance company may deny a legitimate claim solely for the purpose of protecting its bottom line.
Workers’ compensation laws do not protect employers from ALL lawsuits. An employee may sue their employer in civil court if:
- The employee did not receive the workers’ compensation benefits they were entitled to
- The employer or a coworker intentionally caused harm to the employee
- The employee was fired for filing a workers’ comp claim
We provide the best legal representation to work injury victims across Missouri and ensure they get the compensation they deserve. Employees are often unaware of the laws governing workers’ compensation and do not know their rights. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys know that these issues can be difficult and confusing, and we are here to help. Give us a call at the Lebanon phone number listed below and let’s get your process started!
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