Let's talk about a scenario where you have been working hard all day long, maybe doing a lot of physical labor, and an unfortunate situation happens where you injure yourself. What now? Well, you need to know your rights as an employee, and the proper way to handle this type of incident. First of all, here are your rights you do have:
You have the right to file a claim for your injury or illness in workers compensation court or the state industrial court.
You have the right to see a doctor and to pursue medical treatment.
If you are released to return to work by your physician, you have the right to return to your job.
If you are unable to return to work because of your injury or illness, whether permanently or even temporarily, you have the right to some type of disability compensation.
If you disagree with any decision by your employer, the employer’s insurance company, or the workers' compensation court, you generally have the right to appeal that decision.
You have the right to be represented by a lawyer throughout the process.
And at Cruse Law Firm, we plan to represent you in the best way possible. Your next step should be to call our office, and we can help strategize your plan of action to make sure you are represented to the best of our ability and receive necessary compensation.