Longview Personal Injury Attorney on Rights of Injured Workers
If you are injured on the job, you need to understand your rights.
Have you been injured in the workplace? Talk to a Longview personal injury lawyer first, before you do anything. Every state requires employers to have a worker's compensation plan but you should be aware that, by filing a claim, you automatically waive your right to take legal action against your employer.
Longview Personal Injury Lawyer; Rights of Injured Workers
You may be cutting yourself short, if you file a claim with your worker's compensation and you should talk to a lawyer from our office, Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry first. Some of the drawbacks about worker's compensation are that, in the first place, you generally won't get to use your own doctor, so you will get a doctor that you don't know and whose qualifications you know nothing about. Worker's compensation will only cover two thirds of what your original paycheck was, so you will be taking a cut in pay on top of getting injured. There is also a fixed maximum that the benefits will not go over and worker's compensation does not cover pain and suffering. If you have been injured and are facing large medical bills and a prolonged period of not being able to earn a paycheck, it would be a bit of a gamble to trust in a system that is run by the government to take good care of you. This is a system that is generally clogged with bureaucracy and endless filling out of forms. We, on the other hand, are on your side and will do everything we can to see that you get the compensation for your personal injury you need to see you through.
Contact Longview personal injury lawyertoday to discuss your needs.