So, you’ve been with your employer for 10 years. You’re sure they have your best interest at heart and are looking out for you.
Unfortunately, the moment someone endures an injury at work, we often see a change of behavior in the employer. One of our most memorable instances occurred when one of our clients fell from a second story platform onto concrete, and they were knocked unconscious. What happened next was unimaginable and inhumane. His employer put him in a vehicle and drove him home instead of to the hospital. No, you didn’t misread that… his employer drove him home! All to try and avoid filing a workers’ compensation claim! This is just one of the many stories we have heard of how poorly some of our clients were treated when a work injury occurred. We understand this is not all employers; however, hopefully this example can help you see how quickly things can change. This is why we strongly encourage everyone to consult an attorney. You need to know your rights and ensure you take care of yourself and your family.