As we recently discussed, paramedics have a very risky job. They are sent to homes and other places they might not be familiar with. They face taxing work that is physically and mentally demanding — which sometimes leads to injuries. However, this isn’t the only profession that comes with risks. All workers, no matter what industry they work in, have certain hazards that they face on each shift. No matter how they try to reduce those hazards, accidents happen.
Employers have a duty to follow standard safety practices that aim to keep workers safe. Poor conditions on a job site can impact whether the worker can make it home safely at the end of their work shift — and there’s no excuse for that. Unfortunately, we know that there are some employers who try to skirt around the safety rules and guidelines. When this happens, there is a chance that workers might suffer a serious injury.
Some employee injuries are minor and don’t require medical care or time off work. A paper cut, for example, can be addressed at work without any fanfare. However, other injuries are much more serious and can change a worker’s life — possibly forever. These are injuries like broken bones from a fall or damaged internal organs from being crushed between two pieces of equipment. For these workers, workers’ compensation can be a necessary relief and a salvation.
Workers’ compensation covers the necessary medical expenses that come with a work-related injury and can provide a partial replacement income when those injuries interfere with someone’s ability to work. If you are injured at work, make sure that you file to receive the benefits you are due. If you are having trouble obtaining the workers’ comp benefits you are due, we can help you to pursue them.