by: Michael Rose
I often 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.” You should worry. When the bills start piling up these often become false promises.
Promises Become Fase Promises When the Bills Pile Up
Such promises usually hold until the bills and injuries become significant. Employers are generally concerned with their insurance rates, not their employees’ health and financial well-being. When the employer keeps up the charade that they are “taking care” of its injured employees, the employees and their families can sacrifice much. 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 and their right to receive adequate medical treatment if their employer does not hold true to their word. Additionally, deadlines that prevent a person from being compensated for their injuries can be missed.
If you are injured, and your employer makes such promises, immediately speak with a qualified attorney. Do not let your health and financial well-being depend on the promises of someone who may not have your best interests at heart.