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Domestic violence was a part of my family's life for years. When I made the decision to leave with my children, I had to rely on the law to provide the protection we needed. Sometimes, the system does not work as fast as we want. I soon learned that going at it alone without any guidance caused significant delays. I created this blog to help others who are seeking legal means to deal with an abusive ex. By making the right moves, it is possible to get the necessary protections in place so that you can also live a happier and healthier life.

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3 Reasons To Always Speak With A Worker's Compensation Attorney

by Gina Hill

Being injured on the job is often no small matter, and in most areas the employer is responsible for all medical costs related to such injuries. If you've been injured in any way while at work or while on company time, even if your injuries are relatively minor, you want to speak with a worker's compensation attorney. There are several reasons for this; consider a few of them here.

1. You may be entitled to more compensation than you realize

An employer is obligated to provide a safe worksite and to provide workers with necessary safety gear and equipment when working. If your employer showed gross negligence that resulted in your injuries, you may be entitled to more compensation than you realize.

Employees cannot always sue for additional compensation when injured on the job, but it's never good to assume how the law works in your case. You also never want to take your employer's or an insurance agent's word for how things work either! Speak to an attorney so you know if you should file a suit for additional compensation in your case.

2. Your injury may be work-related and you don't realize it

Injuries that happen while on company time are often consider work-related, even if they don't happen in the office or on a jobsite. They may also be the responsibility of your employer even if their company did not cause your injury.

For example, if you're driving a company truck and are struck by another vehicle, your injuries may be considered work-related. If you drive a company car and it malfunctions and you're struck by another vehicle, this too may be considered work-related since you're using company equipment. Rather than assume that your injuries have nothing to do with your job, speak to a worker's compensation attorney and get their professional opinion.

3. Your employer should be impelled to provide safe working conditions

Unfortunately sometimes a lawsuit is the only thing that impels employers to provide safe working conditions for their employees. When their insurance company raises their compensation policy rates because of lawsuits or they need to pay for these suits out of their own pocket because they face a judgment greater than their policy covers, they may decide to clean up their worksite or invest in better safety equipment for their workers. For the sake of other workers who may also be hurt on the job and suffer even greater injuries than you, speak with a compensation attorney about your case.

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