Let’s say you get into an accident on the job due to employer negligence. You are now on bedrest and unable to pay the bills now stacking up in front of you. How are you going to make sure you receive an income you deserve? Applying for workers’ comp is the way to do this. Let’s take a closer look at why you should apply for it, shall we?
1. You won’t be able to work during this period.
The fact is, you won’t be able to work during this period of time if you are eligible for workers’ comp. The doctor will not allow you to work with the injuries you suffered during the accident. You may be spending that recovery time in the hospital or in your bed at home. Because of that, you are physically unable to make money to pay your bills during this time.
This is one of the main reasons you should apply for workers’ comp. You also need to hire a lawyer to help you with the process since it can be confusing if you try doing it alone. The lawyer would be an expert in making sure you get the money you deserve to pay your “normal” bills along with the hospital bills you incur because of the accident.
2. Your medical bills will stack up as well.
Because of the injuries you sustained from the accident, the bills from the hospital will begin to stack up. It is impossible to get the money you need to pay those bills if you’re unable to work. Because of that, you need to apply for workers’ comp so you can get the money you deserve. The hospital bills will be stacking up on top of the other bills you would normally deal with on a monthly basis.
How are you supposed to pay for it if you were injured due to employer negligence? You are on bedrest during this time and unable to leave the home so you are unable to make a livable income. You need money to pay these bills without having to worry about delving further into your savings account.
3. The accident was not your fault in the end.
At the end of the day, the accident wasn’t your fault. You had told your supervisor about the damaged items you were using before the accident. The supervisor had done nothing with the information and you are entitled to workers’ comp because of this negligence. Perhaps the ladder you were using at the time of the accident was weak in some places. You told the supervisor of this issue but they had still done nothing about it.
Because of this negligence, the ladder broke below you and you fell, causing several horrible injuries in the process of breaking your fall. The negligence caused by this supervisor’s inaction means that you are unable to work. You have several bills you are now unable to pay due to being on bedrest. You deserve to receive workers’ comp because of this inaction and should follow up with the information you get from your lawyer.
Greenville, NC Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
I am a longtime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.