This snippet from a HuffingtonPost.com article sums up what a lot of injured workers think...
Many workers are unlikely to speak out about health and safety risks for fear of losing their jobs, the office said in a report issued Wednesday. Meanwhile, meat and poultry companies may be underreporting workers' injuries to the government in order to avoid higher costs and scrutiny, researchers found.
We hear this all too often, and we're not surprised. So many employers use the threat that one could lose their job as a deterrent from you being able to pursue your rights.
Even though the employer failed in protecting you, they are all about protecting themselves. Many see a work-related injury as an inconvenience...a slow-down in production...an expense that they will never have to own up to.
However...YOU HAVE RIGHTS. If you're injured while on the job, you have the right to seek your full and rightful compensation, and we at Loney & Schueller are here ready to help you in that fight.
We'll look at all the factors of your claim...and look at both how this injury affects you short-term, but also long-term as well. These employers can not be let off the hook for failing to ensure your safety at the workplace.
If you've been injured while on the job, call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485, and let us sit down with you and together, we will get you your full and rightful compensation.