Job Security – How it Improves Recovery Time - Charlotte Workers' Compensation Attorney

Job Security – How it Improves Recovery Time - Charlotte Workers' Compensation Attorney

Job Security – How it Improves Recovery Time - Charlotte Workers' Compensation Attorney

Although I know that we mention this a lot, I feel like it always bears to be repeated. Employers are not legally allowed to fire you for filing a workers compensation claim. While this is not a foolproof law due to claims of termination for other reasons, it can be argued (and often won) that these cases were based upon improper termination. This is something that is extremely important for you to know and remember if you have been hurt on the job. Time is of the essence when it comes to reporting a workers compensation claim and the most common reason for a delay is fear of retribution regarding job status.
    We often hear that half of recovery is a good attitude. While this may or may not be true of every injury, studies show that employees who were concerned about losing their jobs saw an average of four weeks longer in recovery than those who knew they had job security. WCRI, an organization in Massachusetts that studies work related injuries and workers compensation. This specific study I am citing was taken with the help of 3,200 people across the entire country.
    This study did take North Carolina workers into account and it was found that 47 percent of those in this state were concerned about losing their job after filing a claim regarding a work related injury. This was the highest amount across the entire country. While the study did not say why they were so concerned, it is believed that previous experiences or viewed patterns were to blame. This means we have a long way to go when it comes to workers compensation and the knowledge that everyone is treated in the way they are supposed to both by law and as basic humans.
    Having a lawyer can help improve your job concerns if you have filed a workers compensation claim. This is because you know that there is at least one person on your side who will fight for you and so the stress you have is reduced. Our main goal is to get you what you need to be back to yourself pre-injury. Studies show that this is more easily achieved when you are not concerned about job security and so we will fight for that as well. Call Collier today for your free consultation.