It’s been three months since you started working down the street at the local grocery store, and things have been going great. Originally hired as a cashier, you’ve already been promoted to front end supervisor. Through hard work and additional training, you hope to some day make it to store manager.
Wednesday night, as things are beginning to dwindle down, you make one final search for any last remaining customers before telling the cashiers that they can leave. Shortly after entering the cleaning isle, you slip on a small pool of laundry detergent spilling from a cracked bottle. Quickly lifting your arms up to break your fall, your left wrist lands hard against the tile floor. At the moment of impact, a screaming pain erupts from the middle of your forearm. Yelling for help, a cashier runs to your location, and calls emergency services.
While being loaded into the back of an ambulance, you can’t help but worry about your future financial security. Not knowing when you’ll be able to get back to work, you speed off towards the hospital.
Has a similar story like this happened to you, or someone that you care about? Have you recently been injured while at work, or on the job? If so, then you may be eligible to file for worker’s compensation.
How do workers compensation benefits protect your future?
After a workplace accident you be physically unable to return to your job immediately. Rather than suffering with an injury and worrying about how you’re going to acquire your next paycheck, workers compensation benefits protect you and your family by providing you with the wages you’d otherwise lose while being out of work.
By law, your employer is required to have workers compensation insurance, depending on the number of employees they have and the type of worker you are. If you’re injured on the job, you’re eligible to submit a claim that will allow you to use their insurance. When approved, the claim will allow to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
When you need a workers compensation lawyer
Not all cases are as simple as filing a claim, getting compensation, healing, and returning to work. In a perfect world it would be. Sometimes employers don’t want to pay or your claim gets disapproved for one of many reasons. If you’re focusing on healing and stressing about how you’re going to pay medical bills and keep afloat, you might be at a loss for what to do to get the compensation you need to recover.
That’s where Greenville workers compensation attorneys like The Clardy Law Firm come in. We help ensure you get the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on healing. We also make it more likely that your claim will be approved since we have the knowledge and experience in dealing with many cases like yours.
Contact The Clardy Law Firm today. We’ll be more than happy to review your case and answer any questions that you may have concerning worker’s compensation. Let us at The Clardy Law Firm work hard to get you the compensation that you need.