Nobody likes getting hurt, especially at work when you're trying so hard to earn a living for yourself and your family. Workplace injuries can be painful, and some can even lead to permanent disability and long-term suffering. After you've been injured, you may be wondering how to handle getting hurt on the job.
Every state in the US has laws concerning the safety of working conditions for employees. When employers disregard those laws and leave their workers vulnerable to workplace injuries, the employee has a right to financial compensation. Furthermore, injured workers have a right to receive worker's compensation. Suppose an employer is playing dirty by misreporting the injury or threatening retaliation for your workers’ compensation claim. In that case, those tactics are illegal and potentially grounds for a lawsuit. Let's take a deeper look at how to handle getting hurt on the job.