When employees are at a company they can be subject to injuries from the activities involved or the machinery they are using. When there were no workers law established such employees were not compensated while some of the injuries are career-ending leaving such workers in poverty. But after the law was established, workers who are injured when working they are entitled to compensation, but the process of obtaining the necessary settlement may be challenging. The employer should take care of the injured worker by providing them with healthcare or compensating them in case of an injury or death in the course of employment.
Not all injuries qualify for compensation but there are specific injuries which when they occur the employee has to be compensated such as back injuries, brain damage and broken bones as a result of lifting cumbersome objects. Some injuries are accidental as they happen suddenly, but there are others that develop over time such as the carpal tunnel syndrome which is caused by constant movements as well as stress. For an employee to qualify for payment there are other criteria they are supposed to meet such as reporting the injury cases within the specified timeline to the employer.
All the processes involved in the course of filing a complainant with the workers tribunal may be challenging especially with the event of the claimant requiring medical attention. They, therefore, need to seek a lawyer to help them file a complaint with the worker’s tribunal. The lawyer will file the complaint on behalf of the injured employee without charging them attorney fees. The lawyers will agree with the complainant on the payment which will be constituted by a certain percentage of the amount of money the claimant gets as settlement. If the company has been compensating the employee the lawyer will ensure that the compensation is done properly.
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The lawyer will make sure that their clients get proper medical services such as treatment, therapies and in case of severe injuries surgery as the employee is entitled to the services . The attorney should also ensure that the company will also clear the medical bill on behalf the injured worker. The lawyer also ensures that the employee will get some employment either in the same capacity or a different one depending on the injury severity. In the case of a change in position the employer should ensure that the worker is trained. The attorney will also ensure maximum monetary compensation for the employee from the employer or the insurance company. Most attorneys will charge the employee only after they have secured settlement on an agreed rate which should not exceed 40 percent of the awarded settlement.A 10-Point Plan for Lawyers (Without Being Overwhelmed)