Are you afraid of being fired following a workplace injury? You aren’t alone. According to a study from the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute, 39 percent of workers surveyed said they were worried about being laid off after a workplace injury, even though 60 percent of workers surveyed said they weren’t concerned about being fired.
When workers suffer an on the job injury, they should report their injuries to their manager and file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits; however, many employees are worried they will be demoted, fired, or laid off after making a claim for benefits. As a result, many workers don’t file workers’ compensation claims when they should have.
Due to the fear of job security, many workers try to seek medical treatment on their own and use their own health insurance coverage instead of getting their medical care and losses covered under the workers’ compensation system. This is especially the case when workers suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure) and lung conditions.
Whether you suffered a health condition as a result of your job duties, or a specific injury due to an on the job accident, you deserve to be compensated accordingly for your injuries and losses.
If you are worried about pursuing a claim for benefits and would like to discuss your potential workers’ comp claim in Florida with a trusted attorney, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today to speak with a workers’ comp attorney in South Florida at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 in a free consultation.