To most people, work is essential. We cannot live without an income—so we wake up every morning and go to work. We expect every day to end with a safe return home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Although we expect our workplace to be a safe place to make a living, accidents do occur and people do get injured.
Whether you work on a construction site, in an office, at a hospital, in a classroom, or in any other type of setting, there is always a danger of injury or illness. No one expects to have an accident, especially while on the job. For this reason, when an accident does happen, many injured workers do not know how to react or what steps to take. Most people find themselves asking a lot of questions about their situation but do not know how to acquire the answers they need to move forward.
Was it your fault? Can your employer help you through this time? What if it was one of your coworkers’ fault? Should I file a workers compensation claim? Should I see the doctor? These and many more questions are probably filling your head during this difficult time. Many people find themselves worried about how they can continue to provide for themselves and their families when they need to take the time off of work to heal.
At The Harris Firm, our firm helps people solely with workers’ compensation matters. We know the ins and outs of the complicated system and we want to help you navigate every step of the way. We understand the questions that you have and the worries and anxiety that you are feeling. Your work and income sustain your life, and you want you to get back to your life as quickly and as pain-free as possible. After all, you have been through enough pain. Contact us today to speak with a workers’ compensation attorney.
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Workplace injuries can happen to anyone.
Injuries in the workplace can happen to anyone in any profession, although some of the most common jobs that employees experience work related injuries include construction and nursing. Jobs involving manual labor create a lot of different opportunities for injury. In the construction field, employees work at extreme heights and use heavy machinery. They undergo intense hours and work through many different types of weather. This results in employees being prone to injury.
Nurses are at risk for a large variety of injuries and illnesses. Obviously, their interaction with sick patients can leave them at risk for contracting diseases. However, nurses also frequently suffer physical injuries dealing with patients. Lifting patients can lead to a variety of injuries to backs, necks, knees and shoulders. Dealing with psychiatric patients or patients who are suffering from dementia can lead to other injuries if those patients become combative. Even when nurses follow protocol injuries often occur. Unfortunately, when nurses are injured on their job, they often find that their employers, despite their focus on health care, are among the most combative parties in the workers’ compensation system. Getting the care and compensation you deserve from the health care industry can be a challenge which requires the help of an experienced professional. Fortunately, at the Harris Firm, we have a lot of experience dealing with these cases. If you are injured in the health care field call our office today.
While nursing and construction are some of the most common workers’ compensation related fields of employment, these accidents and injuries can happen anywhere in any form of employment. When an employer offers you a job, they are taking responsibility for injuries that happen on the job regardless of whether anyone is at fault for the injury. No employee should have to go into work every morning with the worry that they may be in an accident or leave with a disease and not be able to get coverage for their medical bills and time off. If you have had to pay medical bills, missed time at work, or just had to endure pain and suffering, you should receive the compensation that you deserve, no matter how your injury comes about.
The lawyers at The Harris Firm are here to help. As a family-owned firm, we have had a life-long exposure to this area of law. This has led to a greater level of experience than other workers’ compensation attorneys in the area. Most workers’ comp cases are the individual versus the corporation, and we understand how intimidating this can be. This is why we take pride in helping the individual—the person—rather than the corporations. If we cannot help people get the medical care and support that they need in order to go back to work and support themselves and their families, we have not succeeded. When working with The Harris Firm, you can have confidence that we know how to handle your specific case.
After an injury on a job site, many people feel scared of confronting their employer. This can be for many different reasons such as the fear of getting fired or embarrassment that the accident happened. There is no reason that you should feel guilty about your situation. Workers compensation exists to help people who are injured on the job. If you are hurt at work, you deserve compensation. Do not find yourself talking yourself out of contacting a lawyer. We can help talk you through the initial process—pain free.
The Harris Firm, we have the capabilities of a large firm but provide small firm service. We take a team approach to our cases, making sure that we can see each situation with multiple pairs of eyes. We pride ourselves on being accessible and open to our clients, no matter what stage of the process they may be in. We maintain communication with our clients from start to finish, catering to your specific needs and creating personal relationships with everyone that walks through our door. You may feel as if your employer is taking advantage of you; we will not stand by and let that happen.