Claiming Workers’ Compensation
Every employer has an obligation to his or her workers to provide a safe workplace environment. Unfortunately, work related injuries are not uncommon and can lead to significant physical, emotional, and financial turmoil for employees. Devastating injuries may cause short-term or long-term medical conditions that make it difficult or impossible for an employee to work. When the pain of an injury is coupled with the stress and anxiety of being unable to earn a living wage, the result can be excruciating for a disabled worker.
Fortunately workers’ compensation exists to alleviate the financial strains that are created when an individual is physically incapable of earning a living. However, the complex nature of the claims process often makes the legal assistance of an attorney essential to applicants.
Common On-the-Job Injuries
Workplace injuries are common when employers do not adhere to safety requirements. The following types of injuries may be considered for workers’ compensation when they affect workers:
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Brain injuries
- Chemical exposure
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Injuries related to slip and fall accidents
When your family relies on your wage for shelter and food, it can be devastating to lose your earnings due to a work related injury. Workers’ compensation can give you the peace of mind you and your family need as you recover from your injuries.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Columbia
When your workplace causes you to become severely injured or too ill to work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Contact the lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, for legal assistance in filing a claim. For more information on how our attorneys can help you get back on your feet, please call (803) 350-9230 today.