Employers have the responsibility of making the work area safe. This applies to all businesses, but industrial work areas are more prone to serious accidents than, say, your average office. Employers who don’t keep their work area safe are at severe risk of being sued by injured employees. Employees who have been hurt on the job have the right to sue for medical bills, unpaid bills during time off without pay, and could possibly sue with many more claims. Unsafe workplace lawsuits are more prevalent than you might think, with tens of thousands of employees being injured on the job each year.
Injuries on the job can be a devastating blow to your financial situation, and consequently, you and your family. This is especially true if you are the primary “bread winner” in your family and become unable to work due to an injury on the job. Noting that it is your employer’s job to insure a safe work place for you, do you think you should be burdened with the mounting bills you’re unable to pay because of your injury? Spinal cord injuries, back pain, brain damage, and broken bones can easily keep you from working and earning a living. Without money coming in, your bills could go unpaid indefinitely, possibly resulting in losing your home, automobiles, having your electricity turned off, and more.
Medical bills are very expensive right now, with a single Aspirin often costing more than $15 in the emergency room. If you went to the hospital due to your work related injury, you should be looking for a bill in the mail. This bill could be thousands – are you going to pay it? Do you even have the money to pay it? Most people who have been hurt on the job are unable to work and don’t even have an income when their hospital bills start showing up. Even worse is that one hospital bill doesn’t always suffice. Depending on what types of injuries you have suffered as a result of your work-related injury, you could be visiting the doctor every month, every week, or even more often.
Employers know their responsibility before their irresponsibility causes employee injuries. If you have been injured on the job, then your employer has let you down and allowed you to become hurt. Due to your injuries you may be unable to work or earn an income for an indefinite period of time. Medical bills are going to arrive and someone will have to pay them. You’ve been through enough; call The Gerardo Cantu Law Firm, P.C. today, Houston personal injury lawyer who fight for employee rights.
Get your bills paid by calling our law firm and talking to us about your case. We’ll help you determine how much your case is worth and get you the settlement you deserve. If you’ve been injured on the job, don’t wait another second. The Gerardo Cantu Law Firm, P.C. are here to help.
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