Edwardsville Workers Compensation
Work injuries are largely unavoidable if proper precautions and safety measures are taken. However, that does not mean they don’t happen.
In 1919, Illinois established one of the nation’s first workers’ compensation laws to protect injured workers. Due to the rise of the manufacturing industry and subsequently, the rise in worker’s deaths due to unsafe conditions, regulations were needed. While the mandates and regulations have proven to be a significant factor in increased worker safety, errors are still made which can cause injuries and, in some cases, deaths, of workers.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in the United States in 2017. The statistics do not lie – workplace injuries are common.
If you, a friend, or family member was injured while working, it is important to contact an Edwardsville workers’ compensation lawyer. Hiring an Edwardsville injury lawyer may seem like one extra step that you may not need, but what happens when you run into legal issues? What if your employer refuses to pay or your workers’ compensation claim is denied and you are unable to recover the wages you lost while recovering from your injury at home instead of on the job? In this case, a lawyer would be able to help you hold your employer accountable for their negligence.