Every day, millions of Americans wake up, have their breakfast and cup of coffee, and go to their jobs. Most of them work hard, in conditions that can be dangerous, even incredibly dangerous. In some jobs, workers face the threat of injury every time they punch the clock upon arrival. Disability and the need to make disability claims is a real and probable scenario for thousands of workers ever day.
In today’s world, it is very difficult to make ends meet the way it was for those in the recent past. Many people go to their jobs every day and receive regular paychecks but cannot save enough money for an emergency. Three-quarters of Americans today live paycheck to paycheck. That means that they cannot get ahead. Staying afloat is the best they can hope for. Just over one-quarter, 27%, of Americans have any type of savings at all. If something were to happen to them on the job, injuries or some kind of an accident, they could be devastated.
That is why a good workers compensation law firm can keep an individual or even an entire family from losing everything they have as a result of a work accident or injury. Accident claims lawyers work exclusively with individuals who have been hurt in an accident. Their job is to help the individual recover from the injury by making sure the right medical care and rehabilitation take place, that the bills get paid, and that returning to work is an option.
One of the reasons that a good workers compensation law firm might not be the first choice of someone to go to is that many of them have gotten a bad reputation for one reason or another. Advertising by a workers compensation law firm on television or the radio can sometimes give people the notion that they are out to scam the system. In a recent poll, roughly 79% of people believed that a workers compensation law firm that advertised was trying to convince people to sue even if they weren’t injured. This is not only immoral but flat out against the law.
If you have been injured on the job, you have the right to talk with an attorney. Do not let anyone talk you into signing something that will give away your rights before you know what they are. An attorney that specializes in workman’s compensation law is the perfect person to sit down with. Workman’s compensation law is not about trying to play the system. It’s about protecting the worker. And since so many workers today live paycheck to paycheck, we live on such a precarious edge. If you fall off, you don’t want that to be the end of you, especially if the reason you fell was because of improper conditions at work.
So, keep waking up, making your breakfast, drinking your morning coffee and getting to work. Just know that if you need them, a workers compensation law firm has your back.