When you can’t turn to your employer after a work injury

You may have worked for your current employer for years before your accident. If it was your first time getting hurt at work, it may be a scary time, as you rehabilitate and hope you regain full function of your injured body part eventually.

One motivation to heal is so that you can go back to work at full capacity. Few want to be laid up any longer than they have to be. Unfortunately, this loyalty to one’s employer does not always work both ways after an on-the-job injury.

Suddenly, for many workers, their company becomes a sort of adversary. Seeking to avoid having their insurance pay a workers’ compensation claim, the employer may dispute the claim. They may say it was unrelated to the worker’s job. Or even claim the worker’s reports of injury are fraudulent.

At MHK Attorneys, we understand that you might feel alone after a workplace accident. Speaking to an attorney, and getting help with the application, can help remove that sense.

An appeal might be necessary, even when your case seems to be cut and dried. This is your chance to overcome this unfair result and get the compensation for your lost wages and medical bills that you deserve.

An injured worker should focus on getting better as much as possible. They should not have to worry about how they are going to pay for their care and help provide for their families. At least, they should have the help and support of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.

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