Accidents happen at work all the time. Your employer has worker’s compensation insurance for this very reason. If you’re injured, you don’t want to accept the settlement offered to you by insurance before you obtain some legal counsel.
You want to be covered based on the injuries that you have sustained. A settlement will look to provide you with as little as possible because that is what insurance companies do. Covering yourself is vital. Be sure that you’re getting enough money to cover medical bills, the time you have lost from work, and more.
You need to protect yourself for the future. If you’re unable to go back to work and do the same job you have always done, it might be necessary to explore job occupation training. This is something that can be paid for within your worker’s compensation case. However, many people don’t know that it is an option, which can end up hurting you down the road. You also want to protect yourself from an insurance company or employer that is trying to keep you quiet from exposing a bigger issue, like unsafe equipment or problems with PPE.
Learn About Your Options
Often, when you accept a settlement, there is verbiage that prevents you from suing your employer. This means that, once you accept the settlement,you’re done. It’s important to explore your options, including suing your employer for unsafe working conditions. By speaking to a lawyer that specializes in workmans comp Oregon cases can be understood more comprehensively.
As soon as you’re injured on the job, be sure to report it. Once it has been reported, contact a lawyer. It will give you the opportunity to discuss your case in detail and learn about what your options are.