Your family needs money to live on, and you have to work to make that money. But if you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, how are you going to provide for your family? And will your job still be there for you when you recover? We speak with individuals all the time who are in this very situation, and we know just how scary it can be. Rightfully, they’re concerned for their families and they need answers.
Here’s what we tell them.
You can’t be fired for a workplace accident that wasn’t your fault. Your job is protected by law, which means your employer can’t legally terminate you for being injured. With that said, it does happen. It’s called wrongful termination, and we’ve seen it happen in several different industries, though construction workers are especially susceptible, as they are most often hourly workers on contract. However, construction workers have the same rights as every other worker in the United States, and those rights must be upheld.
So how do you protect yourself if you’ve been in a workplace accident? Call a lawyer. An experienced North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer can protect your rights and work to get you compensated for your injuries. A workers’ compensation claim isn’t something you should tackle on your own. If you’ve been injured on-the-job, give us a call today for a free consultation.