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Your Guide to Debt and Bankruptcy

About 10 years ago, I secured my dream job with one of the largest corporations in the country. The job came with a substantial increase in pay and I soon looked for a large house for my family. After living the life I dreamed of, I was let go from my current position. I had a large amount of savings, but the economy took a turn for the worse and savings were quickly drained. I soon became stressed about finances. I could not pay the mortgage and bill collectors started to call my house. I refused to be defeated though, so I met with a bankruptcy attorney instead. I live a much simpler life now with my family, and I want you to know that financial stress does not have to affect you for years. Read my blog to learn about bankruptcy, debt laws, and how to hire an attorney.

Legally Fighting For Workers' Compensation Benefits

Do you feel disrespected and unimportant because your employer refuses to believe that you were injured on the job? If you have asked for financial assistance and time off but were denied by your employer, you might need to push harder to show that you will not accept unfair treatment. You do not have to argue with your employer to get financial assistance, as you might be able to receive workers' compensation benefits as per the law. If you feel silenced out of fear of losing your job, it is time to consult with a lawyer to help guide you through the situation. You need a lawyer who works for clients who need workers' compensation benefits after legitimately getting injured at work, and the consultation is free in most cases.

Notifying Your Employer of the Injury

When the injury happened and when your employer was notified play a significant role in your case. It is important to report job injuries as soon as they happen to make the claim more credible. If you took a while to notify your employer, it is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer will let you know the time limits for reporting work injuries based on state laws. If you immediately notified your employer about the injury and have witnesses to prove it, give the lawyer the information to build your case.

Your Employers Behavior After Your Injury

If you noticed a change in your employer's behavior towards you after the injury was reported, you may have more than a lawsuit for workers' compensation. Treating you badly because you were injured is harassment and discrimination. As your lawyer is working to get you workers' compensation benefits, they can also assist with receiving justice for the way you were treated. The treatment might lead to you getting more money than simply workers' compensation benefits. For example, you can get paid for harassment, mental distress, and pain and suffering.

Applying for Workers' Compensation Benefits

Before a lawyer assists with the process of obtaining workers' compensation benefits, they will get the evidence that is needed to prove that your claim is legitimate. They might also contact an expert witness to discuss your injury and how it has temporarily or permanently disabled you. Medical documents will be obtained if you have received medical assistance. Do not be surprised if your lawyer requests that you get several medical opinions about your injury from physicians to add to your evidence. 

Schedule a free workers' compensation lawyer consultation with a lawyer in your area.