by: Michael Rose
All too often I receive calls from construction workers who have been injured on the job, relaying to me what their employer reassured them – “don’t worry I will cover your medical expenses and lost wages.”
Such promises usually hold true until the bills and injuries become significant. Employers are generally concerned with their insurance rates, not the health and financial well-being of their employees. During the time the employer keeps up the charade that they are “taking care” of its injured employees, much can be sacrificed by the employees and their families. For example, where a seemingly insignificant injury worsens over time, workers can be left without medical, financial and legal recourse because they innocently, and detrimentally, relied upon the false promise of their employer to cover necessary expenses.
Failing to contact an attorney immediately can cause vital evidence and information to be lost, hurting an injured victim’s ability to prove their case, as well as their right to receive adequate medical treatment if their employer does not hold true to their word. Additionally, deadlines can be missed that prevent a person from being compensated for their injuries, altogether.
If you are injured and your employer is making such promises, speak with a qualified attorney immediately. Do not let your health and financial well-being depend on the promises of someone who may not have your best interests at heart.
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