Each day when you clock into work, you expect to do your job, make money to support yourself and your family, clock out, and go home to relax and enjoy your life. The last thing you expect to happen is to become injured on the job. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and they can result in life-changing injuries. When the unthinkable occurs, it’s important to know that you’re not alone.
Workplace Injuries: More Common Than You Think
Did you know that approximately three million people are injured or become sick on the job each year? Regardless of whether you work in a high-risk occupation or a job that you feel is relatively “safe”, events may occur that can cause serious injuries. In fact, the National Institution of Health (NIH) has concluded that the leading cause of brain injuries (including fatal incidents) are motor vehicle accidents, falls, and contact with objects. Each of these three primary causes could happen in any industry and any workspace, at any time.
With so many different ways for serious accidents to occur at work, it’s no wonder that so many people get hurt each year. Even with these high numbers, though, many injured workers mistakenly believe that they are alone in their suffering. Succumbing to feelings of being alone after a work-related accident can prevent victims from speaking up and seeking compensation for their losses, or can cause them to give up the fight for justice.
Don’t Go It Alone
Once an on-the-job accident has occurred, it’s important to take action immediately. It’s a lot easier to file an accident claim and seek compensation when you know that you don’t have to go it alone. Just being aware that millions of other workers just like you have been in your shoes and have fought for their rights can be extremely encouraging. It’s also nice to know that the justice system is on your side, working diligently to take care of hard-working men and women who have succumbed to injuries while carrying out their job duties. The most effective way to be treated justly, though, is to partner up with a legal team that understands the ins and outs of the system, and one that will absolutely have your back.
Consider the fact that work-related injuries are extremely expensive. Not only do you have to account for medical fees, surgeries, and rehabilitation, but you also need to factor in all of the lost working hours that you would otherwise not be paid for. You absolutely cannot afford to lose your case when so much is on the line. There’s no reason for you to try to fight on your own when there are professional personal injury lawyers who have fought and won countless cases before yours. The more support you obtain, the better chance you have at physical recovery and at recovering your financial losses.
When you’re partnered with someone who has worked with a number of people in your situation and have won cases on their clients’ behalf, you can rest assured that you won’t accidentally overlook any critical steps in the process. A legal professional will know when you need to file your accident report, when you need to see a doctor, which doctors you are eligible to see, how to properly state your case to a judge, what your legal rights are, and so much more. They’ll do all the heavy-lifting for you so that you can focus on what’s really important – getting well.
Don’t ever fall into the trap of believing that you’re alone in dealing with your work-related injury. Reaching out to former victims for support and partnering up with a trusted legal advisor will make your life so much better. Give the professionals at Mintz Law Firm a call or contact them online to learn more today.