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Over 126,000 were injured on the job in the US in 2018. More shockingly, this number only accounts for specific injuries that resulted in missed work, so we can be certain that many more occurred. Plenty of jobs can be dangerous, but some occupations and industries see more accidents and injuries than others. Construction work in particular is an inherently injury-prone occupation. Famous for its “Fatal Four” dangers: falls, struck by an object, electrocutions, and caught-in–between injuries, construction work accounts for over a fifth (21.1%) of all private industry worker deaths in the US annually.
There were over 126,000 injuries on the job in the US in 2018. More shockingly, this number only accounts for specific injuries that resulted in missed work, so we can be certain that many more occurred. Plenty of jobs can be dangerous, but some occupations and industries see more accidents and injuries than others. Construction work in particular is an inherently injury-prone occupation. Famous for its “Fatal Four” dangers: falls, struck by object, electrocutions and caught-in–between injuries, construction work accounts for over a fifth (21.1%) of all private industry worker deaths in the US annually.
If you’ve been hurt at work in Texas, you have rights. You deserve to have your rights represented and to receive compensation for your expenses and losses. Do not sign anything from your employer or an insurance company without first contacting your attorney, Ryan L.Thompson. If you sign documentation about the accident without a lawyer advising you, you could sign away your right to future compensation, covered medical costs, or even the right to file a lawsuit. Call Ryan’s team anytime if you’ve been hurt on the job. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, his expert staff is standing by to provide a free consultation and to inform you of your options.
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You Are Entitled to Emergency Medical Care After Being Injured On The Job
First and foremost, you always have the right to emergency medical care. If you are perilously injured on the job, seek medical attention immediately, or ask someone to help you do so. Your physical health and well-being always come first.
After the initial emergency, or should you determine you must seek treatment later in the day of the week when you are hurt, you are still entitled to medical care and services. According to workers’ compensation regulations, these non-immediate medical services will need to be administered through an authorized provider. Additionally, your employer’s insurance company may also have designations of authorized providers you must use. The exception to these regulatory requirements in emergency situations.
If you have questions about your specific situation and your rights, reach out to expert Workers’ Compensation Attorney, Ryan L. Thompson. Ryan’s firm is dedicated to providing not only great case results and settlement outcomes but also to taking care of clients by providing 5-star service all throughout the process. After being hurt on the job, there are so many worries and stresses to go with the pain of the injury. Let Ryan and his team take the workers’ compensation claim off your shoulders.
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You Have the Right to Attorney Representation
Even if you are uncertain about hiring an attorney after your workplace accident, it is very important for you to know that you have the right to be represented – just like your employer will be. It’s a wonderful opportunity to work for an employer that you believe has your best interest at heart. Even if you are lucky enough to have this situation, please know that an on-the-job injury can complicate the best of working relationships.
When workers’ compensation claims are made, it can cause the premium for your employer’s insurance to go up. The frustration of these costs can make otherwise reasonable employers take unreasonable actions to attempt to save money. Although workers’ compensation coverage is legally mandatory, most companies, and certainly insurance companies, have one main interest: profit. Many adjusters will do everything they can to pay you as little as possible on your claim.
Whether you’re hoping to settle or if you believe that you need to file a lawsuit, you always have the right to attorney representation. Hiring a skilled and experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer is the best way to know that you’re being taken seriously and treated fairly by your employer and the insurance company.
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You Have the Right to File a Worker’s Compensation Claim
Workers’ Compensation by definition is, “insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job.”
In Texas, employers are NOT legally obligated to maintain workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, and 28% of employers do not cover their workers. When a worker is hurt on the job, they have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim accordingly. This is true regardless of “fault.” On the job injuries can have complicated causes and many factors that contributed to the event. Don’t let the confusion of the incident or the opinions of other parties influence you away from protecting your own legal rights.
If you aren’t sure of where to start to file a claim, read on for the important steps you should take below. If you prefer, you can always reach out directly to Ryan “The Lion” Thompson and his team for their help with your claim and your options.
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Steps to Take If You’re Hurt on the Job
Even the most prepared among us are never really ready for an on-the-job injury to happen to us. Whether you work in an office or a factory, an oilfield or on construction, when an injury does happen, it’s overwhelming and disrupting to life for you and your family. Take care of yourself, and use the following steps as a starting point for what to do next.
- Get Medical Care and Report the Incident.
- If you have a medical emergency, seek medical attention immediately. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. In addition to an ambulance, the police will respond. The officer will take a report and give you a copy of the report number. In a few days, you’ll be able to take the report number to the proper precinct and get a copy of the report.
- If you don’t have a medical emergency, ask your supervisor to complete an incident report.
- In either case, notify your supervisor of the incident as soon as circumstances will allow.
- Continue Your Medical Care. Let the healthcare provider know that you were hurt on the job. Getting medical care as soon as possible is important because it can keep injuries from complicating or compounding. It can also help protect your legal claim of compensation. If you pay any medical expenses out of pocket, keep your receipts because you may be eligible for reimbursement through worker’s compensation.
- File your Workers’ Compensation Claim. This is usually done through Human Resources with your employer. Fill out the proper paperwork to begin your claim and make sure that you include the incident report or the police report along with your claim.
- Contact Attorney Ryan “The Lion” Thompson Today. If you have a dispute, have questions on any of the prior steps, are asked to sign documents or attend appointments and hearings you are uncertain about, a skilled personal injury attorney by your side can make all the difference. Your health and healing, you fair and just compensation and your occupational safety all are deeply important. Get the legal help you deserve.
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